Friday, May 29, 2009

Rainy Day Risotto

Maybe this cheerful spring risotto will warm you as the rains continue to fall from the skies. Ugh! Four days now.. raw, wet & windy. I think I just saw my poor bean seedlings float on by :( I'm suppose to be wrapping soaps for Farmers Market tomorrow, but instead I just put on a big pot of sauce (yeah, I know it isn't Sunday yet..but I'm cold!) and planning to have a big bowl of cavatelli & hot sausage for dinner tonite. Stay warm! ;)

P.S. I made this edamame & violet risotto last week on a gorgeous sunny day.

for a printable recipe, click here

Rainy Day Risotto

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup diced sweet peppers
2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
5 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable, kept warm
1 1/2 cups shelled edamame
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


1. Heath the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and peppers--cook for five minutes.

2. Add the rice and cook, stirring until transluscent. Add the wine and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid is absorbed.

3. Stir in the broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring occasionally. Wait until each addition of broth is absorbed before adding the next. It should take about 25 minutes for all the broth to be absorbed.

4. When the rice is tender, remove from heat and stir in the edamame,cilantro, and top with fresh violet buds and Parmesan cheese, Season with sea salt & ground pepper. Enjoy!


Karen said...

Sounds delicious and looks *so* beautiful with the pretty little violets. We're finally having some nice weather. 83 here today. This is my first time that I have lived where there are four seasons and I'm so aware how quickly this summer will pass.

Marta said...

Awww this would cheer up any rainy day :)
I love the decorations with the flowers, so cute and spring-y!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

We are definitely on the same wavelength. I just made a risotto today too. I love the addition of fava beans in yours.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh I'm so glad I got back in time to feast my eyes on that beautiful risotto. I may not be able to bake but I sure do know how to make risotto. I will be saving this recipe for future use, rainy day or not! It just started to rain, again!!! Ugh:(

The Italian Dish said...

That is SO pretty! I love it. And I love edamame. Risotto is wonderful - you can do anything with it.

Laurie said...

This is the prettiest risotto I have ever seen!
I have never cooked with edamame.. Do they cook similar to Fava's?

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Jady,
Just dropped by to let you know I "borrowed" your beautiful Rainy Day Risotto Dish for my online picnic demonstration. I hope you don't mind. Today is Picnic Day and although it is still raining here in New York, I thought a little game of I'm going on a picnic... would be fun. Drop by when you get a chance...