Risotto inherently requires that you stir a pot of stuff, vigilantly, for over half an hour (don't worry, it's neither painful nor scary). Your mom knows this. Which means that when you serve her a plate of risotto—creamy, luscious risotto brightened up with spring veggies and preserved lemon—she'll know how much you care. Which is, let's be real, a lot. Get the recipe on Food52.
Preserved Lemon and Spring Vegetable Risotto with Grilled Pernod Shrimp