But I am excited that I am no longer a risotto virgin! I have been intimidated in the past to make this Italian wonder, but last night, I overcame the fear and the results were positive. I got rave reviews from both Mom and Zoe.
I used Jamie Oliver's recipe, which you can find here. I served the risotto with grilled chicken-basil sausages from Whole Foods and spinach sauteed with garlic and (eek!) a little bacon fat.