Lorien Mushroom Risotto
by GilArda and the Cave Troll
When the Fellowship reached the safety of Lothlorien, they were sick at heart at the loss of their beloved and wise leader, the wizard Gandalf. They spent a month in the enchanted land regaining their strength and coming to terms with their tragedy.
Although the meals they ate were not considered feasts by their hosts, the members of the Fellowship were overwhelmed at the sumptuousness of every meal they were offered. One item that made a particular impression on them was a creamy rich rice dish reminiscent of present-day Risotto Bianco. Sam, being an accomplished cook, wanted to add this dish to his repertoire, so he followed the elves who prepared the meals around and watched them prepare it several times.
When the Fellowship took their leave from Lorien, their supplies included a generous supply of the special short grained rice that formed the basis for the dish. In the early part of their journey down Anduin the Great, Sam had the leisure and opportunity to recreate the delicious rice dish a couple of times. The second time he made it, he remembered the dried mushrooms he had received from Farmer Maggot long ago before they had even left the Shire. "Couldn't hurt to toss 'em in too," he thought to himself.
Not a voice was heard during dinner that night as the Travelers devoured every last grain of the luscious dish and kept peeking into the pot hoping for more.
Serves 4 immediately as a main course, or 6 to 8 as a side dish.
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