Purple foods are the best. So I was excited to read that you can actually make risotto with red wine, not just white like usual. I can't say the taste came out that different, but it's so pretty. Purple and green are my favorite colors, after all. The recipe came from Giada and we had shrimp to go with it. Risotto takes a while to make because the liquid all has to soak in, but it's actually not hard, even I can do it. And it's one of those magic moments of cooking when you see one little cup of rice turn into enough for a whole meal!