I followed the recipe, using suggested portobello alternative, but this was the most godawful glop ever. It was a tasteless mess, and the worst disappointment I have had from this recipe site. Huge waste of quality ingredients.
I've made this recipe a few times now and it's being added to my regular rotation. Although it's a time-consuming recipe, I love that it's so easy to substitute. I made an Asian-style risotto last night based off this recipe, replacing the wine with sake, the cremini with shiitake, straw mushrooms and water chestnuts, the olive oil with sesame oil, and switching out the cheese for some teriyaki marinade. It came out amazing. Makes enough for several days of leftovers
Very good and simple to make. My only changes were to use Pacific Organic Mushroom Broth (which helped intensify the mushroom flavor) and to add an extra cup of broth. I tasted the risotto when the prescribed amount had been absorbed, and it just wasn't creamy enough--I may have cooked it too quickly. Definitely use the basil, parsley, and red pepper. Had with the pleasantly sharp-tasting CL arugula-celery salad (containing nuts and parmesan, which added to the protein of our meal).