You know that saying about the view always being the same if you're not the lead dog? They never mention the view for the driver. Here's an eighteen dog team at over twenty miles an hour: the view looks pretty good.
1935. A winter story, with a happy ending, done in the early style of animation, with rubber arms and legs. The exaggerated colors were, in part, because the newsreel and the feature film would be in black and white.
This is a professional technique that has you cooking the rice mostly by itself and then cooking the vegetables and meat or seafood separately. It does give good control, but also means at least two dirty pans; three, if could the one holding the hot stock. It is entirely all right to cut back on the butter and the parmesan, but note the unctuous texture of the finished dish.
You can buy XO sauce, but making it produces a better result. It keeps rather well, enabling one to do the rest of the dish very quickly. This is a good choice to pair with something slow-cooked for entertaining.