Originally Posted by Michelemarie
RDG - Don't get me wrong - slowly cooked risotto (all my recipes are longer than 20 minutes) is wonderful! But what I like about this recipe is that I can pop it in, hit 5 - and go about other things instead of staying in front of the stove slowly stirring. See, I have a toddler whose fussy time is oh, right about dinner time. Standing over a stove is not an option for me right now. Last night I added some sauteed baby bella mushrooms to the risotto - very good - try it! I'm an interested in what you think.
I'm not sure to have understood everything, but....(Have in mind: with me, it's better to use simple words. As "Me Tarzan, You Jane")
Effectively, I have a different position. I work too, and a lot of times I had to do many other things just in dinner time. In those cases, I've nothing to say against all-ready foods, or cans, or whatever else did'nt compell me to lose time. Here there are a lot of packages of already made pastas and risotti, or frozen or dried. I've used a lot.
if I want to cook, I COOK.
Risotto is not so heavy to do. It's not necessary to fix the pan all the time: When you pass in front of it, you mix a bit. It's enough. And it tooks less time than in your way.
I mean, I agree with you that not always one can have time and willing to cook: well, he will not cook. A good sandwich can be good enough. But, generally, I've seen that, between making a simple dish well cooked and opening and heating a frozen meal there is not so a great difference in time. Moreover, you obtain to relax a bit, and eat in a much more better and healthy way. And it's not necessary to serve a complexe recipe to eat well.
Of course, if you do this three times a day for five persons, it's just a little problem to speak about "relax"
Only an opinion, in every way: I don't want to teach anything to nobody (or anybody? Uff.....double negation or not? That's the question....