It was very good, good way to use the fava beans in my farm box this week. A little time-intensive, though, probably best for a weekend supper or if you can do all the veggie prep in advance.
There are few recipes to which I award 5 stars; this is one of them. Take a couple of days to do the prep work and maybe even try making your own mozzarella. Use homemade chicken broth if you possibly can, and try using whey (leftover from making the cheese) in place of the water. Get everything ready in advance and then relax with a glass of wine (preferably what you added to the rice) as you saute, add broth, and stir. Then sit down with your risotto and wine (crusty roll optional) and enjoy.
Yum. O. Seriously. My husband is the master of risotto (the non-light kind, with lots of butter and oil) and he even said this was amazing. Followed the recipe to a T, except used a bit more liquid to get the right consistency. Amazing!