I could have made chili, or some kind of chicken stew, or even baked spaghetti, but I didn't. When it gets super cold outside, I only want one thing- risotto. I have a tried and true risotto recipe that I use with hundreds of variations. Tonight I made it by the recipe, but added sauteed garlic butter shrimp on top. This did not suck. You could put anything on top, really...roasted veggies, meat, whatever you want!