Creamy lemon risotto with yellow summer squash topped with a peppery arugula and fennel salad with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. This is the risotto recipe that you will make 1,000 times!
I can’t think of any situation where I would turn down risotto, it may honestly be one of my favorite comfort meals. Creamy, cheesy, loaded with veggies, and rice that has perfectly soaked up some white wine goodness, YUM! I want it all, and I could eat it all the time.
Jordan and I have been making a version of this particular risotto for a few years, we have tweaked it a few hundred times and have now declared it the perfect meal. The addition of the salad on top was inspired by a little restaurant in NYC that we love to pop into, The Mermaid Inn. They have a pasta dish with a salad on top that I adore. Warm creamy starchy goodness paired with peppery cool and crisp veggies is so dang good you won’t even believe it!