I was really interested in trying this one after years of making risotto the Italian way. I'll have to say the French version is a little easier to make and turned out creamier. It was nice to not have to stand over the pot ladling the broth into the rice. Vegetarian meals don't go down well in my house so I pan fried some chicken breast with mushrooms to go along with the rice. I think fish would complement it better, but we're having fish tomorrow night so I went with the bird since we had crab last week. I thought it was really tasty, loved the gruyere and I added a little bit of nutmeg to the spinach. Will make this again!