Well, I decided to tackle risotto for the first time yesterday using Giada's basic recipe (from my signed copy of her book ) and then adding veggies. I did have to to omit the wine because I didn't think ahead and didn't have any on hand and they don't sell wine here on Sundays.
I added in blanched broccoli, diced zucchini, Muir Glen diced tomatoes with basil and garlic, and a can of great northern beans and it turned out wonderfully! I wish I had used a bit less of the veggies since it is now more like veggies with risotto rather than risotto with veggies but I need more in my diet anyhow.
I have a feeling risotto will be on my menu more often because even with the stirring it was a faily easy and nutritious meal to put together and so flexible!