My mom's words: "I would definitely make it again." Made it as directed but substituted vegetable broth for chicken and didn't heat it ahead of time. Also used fresh fava beans. Easy and delicious.
This was nice! I used pancetta and added about 1/3 c. of dry vermouth to the rice, reducing it to nothing before adding any broth. I also used more cheese and tons of black pepper. I LOVED the flavor of the bacon and vermouth, and would definitely suggest adding that. The fava beans were great in this, too. Great recipe!
Excellent! The fava beans and the bacon are an excellent combination. I made the dish exactly to recipe with the exception that I used FRESH fava beans (instead of frozen). They took a bit more prep time, but well worth it. Of course, they may be hard to find, but the fresh fava beans are outstanding in the dish. I also used a very nice Hickory Smoked artisan bacon in this. The flavor went well with the parmesan and fava beans. I recommend a nice Zinfandel as a pairing.