I had some friends over to try this new found love of risotto and it was a hit. Recipes below.
Ingredients: Risotto (Arborio) Rice, Lemon zest, lemon juice, white wine, shallots, salt and pepper, butter and hot broth in another pan
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large shallot, diced small
1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (1/4 ounce)
1.In a medium saucepan, bring broth to a simmer; reduce heat and keep warm. In a 10-inch heavy-bottomed skillet or pot, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high. Add shallot, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, until rice is translucent at edges, 1 minute.