For me making a risotto is the perfect food, where any combination of ingredients can be added to create a delicious meal. Normally I have enough staples on hand and will just need to buy the primary ingredient, such as the sea bass for this risotto. Tonight I went with the classic fish flavors of garlic, shallots, fennel, tomato, white wine and saffron. Meaty chunks of California sea bass were added in the final stage of cooking so that they would just cook through. It turned out great with the rice absorbing all the amazing flavors while releasing its starch to thicken and give the rice a creamy consistency, which is what makes a risotto special.