I love risottos and we usually have them every week. This one has the flavours of the Mediterranean.
When I worked on a cruise ship I spent a lot of time traveling round the Med. When I had some spare time I used to get off ship and at least try and have lunch somewhere local before retuning to work. I loved the hustle and bustle just sitting in a local cafe having a drink and eating the olives they put on the table to snack on, watching the world go by. I got to try all sorts of local foods from tapas to pasta and risottos.
This risotto is very simple and has bags of flavour, I especially love the sweetness of the tomatoes. Dean loved it as soon as he tried it and has now become one of his favourites! It goes well with a nice glass of white wine.
There are other flavours evocative of Mediterranean dishes, for example you could add red pepper or chorizo to the risotto.