I really liked this but, unfortunately, DBF did not. He found it too mushy, although I thought it was one of the firmer risottos I have eaten. I did find it a little bland, so I added quite a bit of pepper as I ate. I used a few extra tomatoes and chopped them up to get better dispersal through the dish. Even though risotto is not the easiest thing in the world to make, these directions were clear and concise, making my first (and possibly my last) attempt at risotto a success (at least in my mind). Thanks lazyme!