I grew up in Belleville New jersey, and if you were a fan of the Soprano’s or just saw The Many Saint of Newark film, you know that my neighborhood was primary Italian. And what that meant was GREAT food – whether in restaurants or my friends’ family kitchens. I learned to love – and maybe crave – risotto at an early age. And now that I’m in Southern California its harder to find a really great risotto – one that isn’t smothered in cheese or cooked correctly. I can now stop searching. Right Rice, the plant-based brand has now expanded its line to include risottos. I tested the creamy cracked pepper, and it is delicious and so easy to make. – boil for 5 minutes let it sit in the pot for 7 minutes covered and get out your fork! It’s one of our top scores at 94! It is non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, kosher, has a low glycemic index and is a complete protein – with each 50-gram serving containing 10 grams of protein. 180 calories, only 2 grams of fat (but tastes like it has a lot more), 380 mg of sodium, which I wish was a bit lower, 5 grams of fiber, with less than one gram of added sugars. Made from a recipe of lentils, chickpea, peas and rice. Be adventurous and add pieces of shrimp and you’re bound to impress. Retails for $3.99.