Making pasta in the style of risotto is not a new thing. I simply had not tried this process before now. It is good! The pasta takes in flavor, absorbing the stock, garlic and vegetables as it hydrates and cooks. It becomes full of flavor with great texture. The tradeoff is the amount of time and attention it takes to make the pasta risotto. You will need to tend to the pasta adding stock stirring for roughly 20 minutes. I found it be a relaxing transition from a full day while I enjoyed a glass of wine.