What’s In Season Risotto
by Experience Momentum Nutrition (recipe adapted from Ina Garten)
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1 1/2 T. good olive oil
1 1/2 T. unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup diced onion - try to find a local variety at your farmers’ market
2 cups sliced mushrooms - variety of choice
1 bunch Swiss chard, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
2/3 cup dry white wine
4 to 5 cups chicken stock
1 lb. thin asparagus, cut into 1-1 1/2-inch pieces w/ the tough ends removed
10 oz. frozen peas, defrosted
1 T. freshly grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
Salt & pepper
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Combine olive oil and butter in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add diced onion and mushrooms and sauté until soft and onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add swiss chard and sauté until wilted, about 1 minute.
Add the rice and stir to coat with rice, oil, and butter.
Add the white wine, simmer over low heat, stirring constantly until wine is mostly absorbed.
Add chicken stock, 2 ladles at a time, stirring almost constantly. Wait until stock is absorbed before adding more stock. Repeat this process until stock is completely added, about 25 to 30 minutes in total.
Meanwhile, blanch asparagus in boiling salted water for 4 to 5 minutes then drain and cool immediately in ice water.
15 minutes into the risotto cooking, drain asparagus and add it to the risotto with the peas, lemon zest, 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Continue cooking and adding stock until rice is still tender but still firm.
Whisk the mascarpone and lemon juice together in a small bowl. When risotto mixture is finished, remove from heat and add the mascarpone and Parmesan cheese.
To serve, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a bit more Parmesan.
RD Tip: Any veggies will work in this dish - hence the name! Make a trip to your local farmers’ market to pick out fun, fresh veggies to try. Pairs great with salmon or a white fish!
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