Risotto is a wonderful one pot meal to make and a you'll be surprised how far one cup of Arborio rice can take you in terms of the number of servings. To make risotto, you do need to use this type of rice because it's a short grain rice with a high starch content. What makes the dish so creamy is when the rice releases it's starch through the cooking process which includes constant stirring! A properly cooked risotto will be very creamy, even when no cheese or cream has been added. It's also wonderfully versatile, allowing you to add in meat, veggies, or whatever type of stock you desire. (Fish, Chicken, Beef, Vegetable.).
Serve in a bowls garnished with fresh parsley, more Parmesan, and a drizzle of good olive oil. The risotto will have a beautiful orange hue and the taste of carrot throughout.