I have a confession: I was a risotto virgin. I know, I know… How could call myself a “foodie”, and not yet experienced a delicious masterpiece like risotto? Alas, I have now found it, and plan to keep it in my repertoire for a long time to come. It was ridiculously easy; not only to cook, but also to clean up as it is a “one dish meal”.  I can easily see it becoming a “go to” meal for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking anything. You can pretty much throw anything in there with equally delicious results. A great way to clean out the refrigerator at the end of the week!

I was concerned that this dish would need a protein to go with it. So, I served it with seared scallops. Now, the scallops were delicious, don’t get me wrong. I made a balsamic reduction in the pan that I seared them in, and drizzled that over the whole mess. It definitely added an extra oomph, or “kicked it up a notch” if you will. But, both my husband and myself agreed that it could certainly stand on it’s own as a satisfying dinner – sans meat.

So, if you haven’t tried making risotto at home yet – do yourself a favor, and please do. I kick myself for waiting as long as I did!


  1. Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

    I’ve never had risotto either! But I love the squash in yours!

  2. Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

    Oh Yum! I love risotto, and this one looks great!

  3. Posted July 13, 2009 at 5:59 PM | Permalink

    I don’t think I have ever had risotto, but yours looks great!

  4. Posted July 13, 2009 at 6:20 PM | Permalink

    I’ve had risotto more than a few times but just recently made my own with mushrooms and parmesan. I was always pretty intimidated from watching people like Barefoot Contessa and Giada making it on TV. They seem to slave over the stove slowly incorporating the stock into the rice and emphasizing on how important the process was. You know what? My risotta only took me 20 minutes and it tasted great! I’ll definitely be making it with more veggies like you now!

  5. Jon
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM | Permalink

    I can verify that it was delicious.

  6. Posted July 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM | Permalink

    This looks amazing, I am going to try this for sure. I love risotto! My personal favorite is with butternut squash. My husband calls it fancy Rice a Roni.

  7. Posted July 14, 2009 at 5:18 PM | Permalink

    The colors alone would grab my attention! I love primavera but add in some risotto and I am hooked. Looks yummy!

  8. Posted July 15, 2009 at 8:31 AM | Permalink

    This looks so delicious and colorful! Williams Sonoma has some great recipes! I always forget about them!

  9. Posted July 15, 2009 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

    I adore risotto and this recipe looks fantastic. I’m salivating.

  10. Posted July 15, 2009 at 11:06 AM | Permalink

    I usually don’t like risotto b/c it’s so boring in color – but this is beautiful! I love it!

  11. Posted July 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM | Permalink

    Love, love, love risotto!

  12. Posted July 21, 2009 at 9:39 AM | Permalink

    What a breathtaking photo! It just jumps right off the page!

  13. Posted July 24, 2009 at 1:30 AM | Permalink

    Looks just delicious! I love risotto and yours looks amazing 🙂

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