This risotto dish is most suited for the end of summer when the tomatoes and corn are at their best. Using milk in the risotto dish gives it a lovely richness and creaminess.
I wonder why some people said it has no flavor? I suspect that they may not have used fresh basil. I did use chiken broth instead of water and added a little extra garlic, which I always do and it was smooth and creamy. Not spicy, but everything doesn't have to be! - 20 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I added chicken broth instead of the water and eliminated the salt. I also added some shrimp and it was great. Very simple to make. The milk adds a creamy flavor and texture. I will definately make this again. - 06 Nov 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
FABULOUS! Everyone who I've made it for LOVES it. I add much more tomatoes and a bit more corn so everyone has a bite of vegetables. I also add more sliced basil to the final product. - 13 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)