The key ingredient in authentic risotto is the short, thick grained rice known as arborio. This rice is the perfect grain for risotto because its texture & cooking properties allow it to retain firmness throughout preparation. Risotto should always be prepared "al dente" which means tender yet firm to the bite.
This is an easy to prepare culinary treat. Sun dried tomatoes are from the farmlands of sunny Italy. Handpicked while juicy, red & fragrantly ripe they are then split in half, salted & laid out on large wooden flats to dry in the sun. This has been a traditional popular dish throughout Northern Italy. Great with grilled meats, especially chicken.