Before I had ever made risotto I had this idea in my head that it was this extremely difficult to make, decadent dish that was loaded with butter and cheese and only served in fancy restaurants. After trying to make it once, I realized how easy it is to make and it’s shockingly not bad for you if you use the right ingredients.
Yes, it has carbs, but don’t forget that carbs fuel your brain, muscles and body!! I love adding a bunch of veggies to this dish to help boost the vitamins and nutrients and it makes it the perfect “add a protein” complete meal. This will keep you satisfied and full for HOURS I promise you! Plus it’s vegan (sans shrimp obvi). If you aren’t trying to keep it vegan, try adding my grilled pesto shrimp and a little Parmesan cheese on top. YUM!