Excellent recipe, Tish, very different from the usual risotto, which calls for a white wine. The cab gave it a rich, robust taste with a very pretty color, which would make it a very special dish to serve on Valentine's Day or some other occasion. Unfortunately, I did not have oil packed sun dried tomatoes on hand, and had to use fresh diced, which I'm sure changed the flavor, but will buy these so I can make this dish again. Also, thank you for your detailed, clear instructions.
My first risotto, and I loved both the flavor and the amazing color! Thanx for this recipe :-)
This was really, really good. I didn't add the sun dried tomatoes, though. I did everything else as instructed and it turned out great. The family loved it. This will be a regular at special and holiday meals at my house.