Summer CSA Recipes: Green Pea Risotto

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This is the fourth post in our summer CSA recipe series from Kelsi Windmiller.

Here is a great recipe for all of the peas and spinach that have been popping up in your CSA!  Risotto is a classic rice dish that cooks slowly and has a creamy consistency from the starches in the rice.  The fresh greens will help lighten this dish up along with white wine and good cheese.  Your kitchen will smell amazing while the rice is simmering, especially if you add white truffle oil.  White truffle oil can be pricey but a little drizzle can go a long way.

green pea risotto recipe

3 T Unsalted Butter

2 Small Shallots Minced

1 Cup Arborio Rice

2/3 Cup White Wine

3 to 4 Cups Vegetable Broth

1/2 Cup Shredded Pecorino Romano Cheese

1 Cup Fresh Peas

3 Cups Chopped Spinach

1/2 Cup Chopped Parsley

Salt + Pepper To Taste

White Truffle Oil (optional)

green pea risotto recipe

In a large skillet, melt the butter and saute the shallots until translucent.  Add the rice and stir until slightly toasted, this will add more flavor to the dish.  Add the wine and let cook until all of the liquid is absorbed.  Turn heat down to low and stir in one cup of broth until completely absorbed.  Add more in half cup increments until rice is al dente (30-40 minutes).  Add the peas and let cook for a few minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of cheese until evenly coated.  Add the spinach, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Mix well and serve hot with a drizzle of white truffle oil and extra cheese on top for garnish.  Enjoy!

green pea risotto recipe

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Comments

Victoria -June 23, 2013, 11:52AM

That sounds delicious! Looks like a recipe I might actually use, instead of saving and forgetting :)

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May -June 24, 2013, 5:03AM

Yummy! I want to try it some day!

Grace Carlic -June 25, 2013, 9:56PM

This looks delicious! I am definitely going to try this soon!

Julia -July 22, 2013, 7:52PM

I made this for my family, and it smells great. However, there was way to much spinach, and it took forever for the broth to be absorbed I only used a cup because the rice was al dente when it finally absorbed.

Polly -August 27, 2013, 11:49PM

Yeah, I agree with Victoria – I would probably use a third as much spinach and half as much parsley.

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