I loved this recipe. Definitely worth the bit of extra time vs. just a simple rice as a side dish. It pleased a picky 9 year old, a 7 year old, and a "foodie" hubby. Definitely a keeper! Served it as a side to the crockpot Wine and Tomato Chicken recipe. Perfect!
From EatingWell: January/February 2011
Slowly adding hot broth to arborio rice helps release the starch from the rice, giving risotto its characteristic silky, creamy texture. We add a splash of wine along with each addition of broth to give the dish a more pronounced wine flavor. If you’d prefer the wine to be more subtle, add the entire cup at the end of Step 2 and cook, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed, then begin adding the broth. If you prefer to omit wine, use more broth in its place.