Arborio or carnaroli rice, the kinds that cookbooks recommend for making risotto, are extremely expensive. I always use ordinary short-grained white rice which is much, much cheaper, the kind called "pudding rice" in Britain as that's what it's generally used for. But I'd defy anyone who is not a world-champion risotto expert to tell the difference.
By Lucy from Oxford UK
Sautéed chopped mushrooms and asparagus are added to rice cooked in vegetable broth and white wine. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Finely chopped cauliflower replaces rice in this easy to make risotto. Even if you don't like cauliflower rice this delicious dish may change your mind.
This is a page about mushroom and cheese orzo risotto recipe. This savory version of risotto uses orzo instead of rice.