Using milk in this risotto gives it a lovely richness and creaminess.
Use frozen sweetcorn if making out of season.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Lovely, creamy recipe and so quick to make. I can see this becoming a firm favourite for a mid-week supper! Left out the basil, and added a handful of ham for the meat eaters. Yummy! - 09 Sep 2012
I wonder why some people said it has no flavor? I suspect that they may not have used fresh basil. I did use chiken broth instead of water and added a little extra garlic, which I always do and it was smooth and creamy. Not spicy, but everything doesn't have to be! - 20 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I added chicken broth instead of the water and eliminated the salt. I also added some shrimp and it was great. Very simple to make. The milk adds a creamy flavor and texture. I will definately make this again. - 06 Nov 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)