I am still up 5 lbs. and still coming off the high of eating aaaall the things in Italy last month. The memory is too romantic to not keep it going. Risotto is like a love affair; so wrong, yet so right. I actually didn’t get to have any risotto in while I was there, and I feel deprived. Time to remedy this! Rice and ground beef are both so versatile, but can both get really boring, am I right? This is a fun way to re-purpose house staples in a rich, creamy, unctuous, crispy way. Also, don’t we all have enough CSA broccoli this time of year to require such a creative derivation?