Savoury and cheesy. Superb vegetarian dish for dinner parties. You can substitute Pecorino Romano for Parmesan, and porcinis for chanterelles.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Used different ingredients. I used blue cheese instead of parmesan - gave it some oomph! - 10 Apr 2009
This was a great tasting dish! However, I think it tasted better before I added all of the parmesan (even though I am a HUGE cheese fan). Next time, I'll try it with half the cheese. It seemed to dry it up and make it too salty. Other than that, it was great!! - 28 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was delicious. I had never prepared chanterelles before, but they were in my organic delivery box, so I looked for recipes. I only made half the amount stated, because there are only two of us, and because my chanterelles were less than two cups. But there was nothing left and we could have eaten more of this wonderfully creamy, yet al dente risotto. You could use more chanterelles than stated here, or even add other mushrooms, I’m sure that would be very yummy. Also make sure you don’t use that hideous Parmesan powder stuff, it will ruin the experience, so who ever uses that should not give a bad review. I also put some freshly shredded Italian parsley on my portion. My man doesn’t like it much, but I think it tastes great. - 13 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)