What can I serve along with basic risotto to feature it in a simple meal? We were at dinner last week with some close friends at a new restaurant in our area. I chose their risotto as one of my side dishes, and one of our friends asked how it was. I said, "It's pretty good, but mine's better." (I had sort of an "oops-did-I-say-that-out-loud moment"). My friend then asked if it was hard to make, etc., and said she'd love to try mine sometime--she's just taken an interest in cooking over the past year or so. I'd like to have them for dinner soon and make some for her, but I'm having a hard time coming up with anything creative to serve with it. I though maybe just a nice salad, crusty bread with olive oil for dipping, and wine.