This is a very easy and basic risotto suitable as a base to add other flavours or to serve as a side dish. It is good as it does not require constant stirring.
Based on other reviews, I tried to add some flavor to this basic recipe. I added 3 tablespoons of butter, two cloves of garlic and used white onion because that is all i had around. I also used chicken broth instead of water. I ended up using a mix of parmeasan and reggiano cheeses. It turned out great! - 24 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I wish this wasn't called risotto - it doesn't use the correct rice or technique - this is not a short cut to risotto, it's a pilaf and it's not even that great. Look up a real risotto recipe and use that instead. - 22 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I love this recipe...with slight modifications. My fiance loves it, though it can be a bit bland, as other reviewers have mentioned. I used quite a bit more pepper than the recipe calls for, and I also add salt. I love the cheesiness, though some may not. Quick and easy....perfect! - 25 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)