You can actually make risotto with any ingredient you like: cheese, wine, sausage, vegetables, mushrooms and so on. There is basically no food wich cannot be used for making a good risotto, which is is pretty good because all of us are allowed to make our own special risotto regardless if we are omnivore, vegetarian or vegan: risotto is for everyone.
Food is pretty much a religion in Italy, so the official starters of the Piedmont Region are approximately 140. Our creativity may allow us to create new ones, but for those who are very sticky to tradition, nothing can be served as an official starter out of the codified ones.
Don’t you also feel that simple pleasures are the best, sometimes? I do believe that cooking shouldn’t be complicated (maybe long, but not complicated) so I really like those recipes that do not involve special skills, knowledge and abilities because they are so pleasantly simple that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere.
My suggestion for Easter lunch: Vegetarian Lasagna. I know what you are thinking: being Italian, using the word Lasagna for a dish other than the traditional and delicious baked pasta, known all over the world, is almost a heresy. It is, in fact. However, calling this recipe “baked seasoned vegetables” is not correct, neither “vegetable pie” nor “layered vegetables” ... the most visually appropriate solution of what the final result should look like is simply: