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Mushroom Risotto

RISOTTO, AN ITALIAN dish of soft, creamy rice cooked in broth and bolstered with add-ins such as mushrooms and cheese, is a satisfying supper that takes a bit of attention — many recipes require 20 minutes or more of constant stirring—but delivers deep, comforting flavor. This recipe builds layers of flavor in one pot and uses a simple technique that creates a creamy texture with a lot less stirring.

The combination of mushrooms—both fresh and dried—in this recipe contributes a deep, complex savoriness. I chose cremini for their earthiness and meaty

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