I have made Risotto before, without much success. At one stage I really thought that making risotto is way too much effort and I could not understand the hype surrounding this! Well, that was until I have recently eaten a vegetarian risotto at the River Garden restaurant at Lourensford.
The risotto was extremely nice and I decided I just have to master this. I have tried a couple of times before mine tasted almost as good. I have realized that making risotto is like learning to ride a bicycle. It takes some time and practice but once you have mastered the technique it is quite an easy thing to do.
I think the most important thing to remember when making risotto is that you have to use the correct type of rice; Arborio rice is perfect. The next important thing is that it needs your full attention and you must stir and add liquid all the time!
This risotto is really delicious and can be served as a vegetarian meal or as a side dish. For the recipe go to PinkPolkaDotFood!