Risotto is an elegant Italian rice dish made by stirring hot stock into a mixture of rice and sometimes onions, shallots, or garlic that have been sautéed in butter. The stock is added in ½ cup increments while continually stirring until all the liquid is absorbed before adding more stock. We know it sounds a little labor intensive but the results are so worth the effort. And, it’s really not that hard to make. When you cook rice this way it becomes a delectably creamy grain that remains separate and firm not mushy. We’re adding savory flavors to the rice like broccolini, which taste slightly sweet, shallots, garlic and wine. Many risotto dishes are fattening because of the amount of butter, cheese and cream added. We’re using a small amount of oil and adding no cheese or cream and yet our risotto taste incredible. When prepared with butter, cheese, and cream it has 400 calories and 20 grams of fat.