This classic, simple risotto is a great one to have in your arsenal. It can be an easy meal to entertain with, or a fancy meal for two. Risotto with Green Chile and Shrimp NEEDS to be on your next entertaining menu.
Making risotto for a gathering has the feel of, Oh, this old thing? I just threw it on after I dropped off the kids (woops, I don't have kids) and fed the homeless and ran 5 miles. No big deal. Really, people will think you're extremely impressive. And, lastly, it makes SO MUCH. This thing says it serves 4-6, but it is most likely going to be 6. When you're pouring the rice and watching it crackle and pop, you're going to think, there is no way this will feed my whole party! Oh, it will. That's even factoring in all the taste tests. There will be a lot throughout the process.
This was the first dish I made that truly made me feel like, I'm so fancay, you already know-ow. Yes. I made that. Yes. It really is that good. I guess what I'm trying to say is, Don't FEAR the risotto, REVERE the risotto. It truly is a magical dish with healing powers for everyone involved, cook and eaters alike. I'm so interested in making a million more risottos in my lifetime. Try risotto with green chile and shrimp! It's a winner.