That is the sound I murmured every single bite while eating this dish last night.
While grocery shopping the other day I picked up some fresh, yummy mushrooms. I knew I had a recipe starred in my google reader that incorporated said mushrooms, but I couldn’t remember what it was.
Not gonna lie, I was pretty exhausted last night after a long week of stressful work/freelance stuff plus social plans. When I first looked up the recipe in my google reader and saw it would take almost an hour I was less than impressed.
Ordering sushi was sounding mighty tempting.
But then I remembered how much cooking tends to destress and relax me. I’m not really the type of person who can do nothing to relax but I do enjoy doing things like cooking and reading – not too much brainpower required but enough to make me feel semi-productive!
Side note: I got new knives for Christmas and they are ah-ma-zing.
So I set to work.
The rosemary in this recipe took it to a whole ‘nother level. I didn’t have fresh rosemary so I just sprinkled in some from my spice rack and I have to admit that after adding the rosemary you could basically find me with my head in the skillet inhaling. It smelled SO GOOD!
I actually didn’t have risotto rice so I used brown rice in this recipe and it turned out great but a little chewy, I think it would be even better and creamier with Arborio rice.
I ended up taking one step out of the original recipe (the one Angela referenced for hers) and added some Tofutti Cream Cheese to the top at the end – leftover from Vegan Week! Making this dinner completely vegan.
I thought it looked kind of gourmet myself 😉
This dinner was actually SO GOOD, you guys. I seriously made a little noise with every bite. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out and I can’t wait to make it again!
It was also really nice to spend an evening in the kitchen. It’s been far too long since I last did that and I really do love to cook and try new recipes.
You can find the full recipe I followed here. I followed this recipe exactly other than using brown rice instead of barley or Arborio: Mushroom Risotto with Carmelized Onions
Happy Friday! XO
Question of the day: Cooking/Baking = relaxing or not for you?