It's often heard said that it's tricky to make and all that but it's not; it just takes a little time and if you get all you ingredients ready then there's no need to worry.
I like cooking Risotto on the weekend and accompany this time with either Alan Carr or Paul O'Grady to chuckle along to while stirring.
The basic ingredients are Risotto rice, butter, olive oil, crisp white wine, chicken stock, garlic, Parmesan then what ever other ingredients are fancied at the time to add. Tonight it was chicken, onions and sun dried tomato.
Grate enough Parmesan to fill about three quarters of a cup. Add to the Risotto with some black ground pepper and good pinch of salt, stir in gently and serve, eating straight away.
PS I added some chestnut mushrooms which i'd cooked separately in butter after serving, to spare those who don't like mushrooms. I forked them through before eating.