My friends brought me back some really scary looking dried mushrooms from France called Trompettes du mort. Once I’d realised that they weren’t trying to poison me, I decided to put them to use in this risotto, from Vegan with a Vengeance.
It ended up the most beautiful and tasty risotto I’ve probably ever made and is the first one to convince me that you really don’t need cheese for a tasty risotto. The mushrooms gave me a really good dark soaking liquid which I used once I’d got rid of the grit.
I made it just as the nights are getting dark and cold and it was absolutely perfect comfort food made from pretty much store cupboard ingredients. I did use some of my favourite truffle oil on the top too. It’s expensive but really worth it for a treat.