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March 12, 2007

Mixed Vegetable Risotto

Mixed Vegetable Risotto

Until I actually tried making some, I was a little intimidated by risotto. It's one of those dishes that people sort of place an aura around, but in reality it's not that hard to make! It's creamy, good and oh so satisfying! Try some...You'll LOVE it!

What You'll Need:
1/2 tablespoon of butter
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 a small yellow onion, chopped
1/2 a small red onion, chopped
1/2 a leek, chopped
2 large button mushrooms chopped
4 asparagus spears, chopped
1 carrot, shredded
1 cup of frozen peas
2 cups of Arborio rice
Water
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup of Parmesan cheese

Sauté onions, leek, mushrooms and asparagus in butter and olive oil until tender in a large pan or pot. Stir in carrots and peas. Add Arborio rice and 2 cups of hot water. Cook stirring occasionally until water evaporates. Add more water (1 cup at a time) and let evaporate until rice is tender and sticky. (You may end up doing this 6-8 times...Just keep an eye on it!) Remove from heat and stir in cheese to melt. Stir in a pinch of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Let sit for 5 minutes and then serve warm.

Notes: Any veggies will work. Use your favorites and mix it up!

Posted by Dianne at March 12, 2007 2:07 PM

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Comments

I agree risotto is intimidating at first. Once down, it's not so bad. Now I just need to get over my fear of candy making.
:P

Posted by: Garrett at March 12, 2007 7:34 PM

Candy making is a bit daunting. I've made chocolate candies with mixed results, but that's about as daring as I've gotten.

Posted by: Dianne at March 12, 2007 8:06 PM

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