I've invited the new neighbors for dinner. She can't eat dairy products; I'm on a risotto kick.
What risotti are delicious without cheese, cream, or butter?
I'll throw out a dairy-free tip. I was fortunate to stay at The Hotel Danieli in Venice last autumn at ate at the Terrazza restaurant a couple times. I had a risotto served with crunchy breadcrumbs on top. They had been shredded from fresh bread (almost 1/4 inch in size) and crisped in butter. The contrast between the creamy rice and the crunchy breadcrumbs was spectacular. I'm sure it could be done with olive oil as well. Sadly, I don't remember what flavor the risotto itself was.