I'm making Risotto tonight for the first time and need a standout recipe from a chowhound that knows his/her Risotto well. One that's not overly complex and preferably without proccuito, ham and such. How about a native Italian Recipe instead of an Americanized one. I'm looking for a great scallop or shrimp recipe with asparagas, peas, or mushrooms, with wine, vermouth, or champage, plus any helpful tips. I'll be using my new Mario Batali Enameled Cast Iron Risotto Pot. Giada's Champagne Shrimp Risotto sounds interesting although my last 4 Giada dishes were lackluster. I found a risotto recipe from an Italian Hotel that sounds interesting.
Also need an easy side dish or salad. Nothing heavy. Thanks for your help.