My friend Mark gave me the recipe for this lovely risotto. It is the first one I have ever made, and I am hooked.
You will need a covered frying pan (not cast iron), and a very comfortable stirring spoon.
Step 1: The List of Characters
Assemble and prepare the following ingredients. Make sure you have them all ready as once you start cooking this dish, there is no time to stop.
2 Chicken thighs (optional; this can be meatless)
Mushrooms (I used button, crimini, shitake or portobello, and oyster)
6 to 10 shallots
4 tbsp butter ((only butter, not margarine, not unsalted butter, just real full-fat salted butter)
1 cup carnarolli or arborio rice
Nutty Sherry ie Amontillado