Fall Risotto {Squash and Spinach}

Fall Risotto

Fall Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  It’s a dish I learned how to make several years ago, it wasn’t something we ate when I grew up.  It takes a little time to stand and stir, add more broth, and repeat until the rice is tender but I think it’s worth every minute.  I like a regular risotto made with wine, onions, broth and Parmesan as well as a risotto garnished with spinach or squash or other vegetables.  This risotto had both spinach and squash! Continue reading

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Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

I think savoy cabbage is so pretty with its lacy leaves and bright green color.  I saw this recipe and I wanted try it out.  My first roadblock was lack of Arborio rice.  When I opened my bag of rice it wasn’t fresh any more.  It smelled completely rancid!  First step: send my P.S. (Passionate Shopper/ spouse) for fresh rice. While I waited for rice, I’d start chopping the condimenti ingredients. Continue reading

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

I posted a lovely roasted asparagus risotto recipe a few years ago. More often I have cans of asparagus to use courtesy of my P.S. (Patronizes Sales/ hubby). To accompany a dinner entrée of lasagna stuffed sweet bell peppers I wanted a side dish that echoed a vegetable theme with some added carbs. Making a canned asparagus risotto was my plan. Plus I would use some of those odd pantry items my P.S. buys. Continue reading