I LOVE risotto! I know it is not the healthiest dish, chicken stock, white wine, butter and parm cheese. But, I did manage to work in a few vegetables. I used the shelling peas from Birdsong, and some asparagus that I already had. The peas were so good in this. I blanched the veggies and put them in at the end, when the risotto was already done. This is just a basic risotto recipe from any cook book. I just put a pat of butter and parm cheese in at the end. I made some spicy, grilled shrimp also. Marinade : fresh lime juice, ground mustard, ginger, soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, tabasco sauce, cajun seasoning & garlic. I let the shrimp sit in the marinade for around 30 min. in the fridge, then grill. The creamy rice went really well with the spicy hot shrimp.