First, the ingredients are not a big deal. However, the proportions and preparation are 98% for the final result.
I have researched several recipes. I tried one and I gave it a "C". Just not the wonderful dish I had tasted. So, bottom line, soon there will be a new recipe here for risotto as soon as I have made it several times and given myself an "A".
(This part is for real foodies now)
Italian Arborio rice to stock to wine (2 cups to 8 cups to 1/4 cup) Not so good. I will try 2 to 6 to 1/2 next time.
Note: Long grained rice will not do because the grains will stay separate.Never use minute rice -- it won't absorb the condiments, and again the grains will remain separate.
parmesan cheese. (too much at 1/2 cup) I will try 1/8 cup next time.
Stirring and temperature of the sauce pan is major. This takes all your time. Low heat and lots of stirring.
Mushrooms - several different kinds will do.