Full Sunday roast last night ..which means a jug of fresh stock.
I do get the idea that you’re supposed to gently cook risotto, stirring, adding stock, and stirring some more. Preferably with a cold glass of wine and some decent music playing (ideally something from Snow Patrol or maybe some early Coldplay…perhaps The Killers). There’s not time for that kind of carry-on around here. I use the cheats version and it comes out just fine. In fact, this is one of the most popular family meals that everyone will happily scoff down without requiring it to be deconstructed or messed around with – result.
Cook onion, garlic and bacon in butter, add any leftover roast chicken, a mug of risotto rice, throw on a jug (about a litre) of stock, cover and simmer for half an hour until the stock is absorbed. Add spme frozen peas, maybe some spinach. Great for a rainy night. Even better with a serious covering of parmesan cheese.