Spring Risotto

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Risotto is one of my favorite dishes. It’s so decadent, delicious, and feels so gourmet. HOWEVER- it’s really not difficult to make!! This Spring inspired risotto is the perfect way to spring into the new season the most delicious way possible. Also what I love about risotto is this could be an entree or side- either is a great option!


6 cups chicken stock, hot

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup chopped asparagus

3/4 cup frozen peas

2 tablespoons butter

1 leek, dark leaves removed, sliced

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups short grain rice

1/2 cup white wine, room temperature

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup fresh grated Pecorino

Zest of 1 lemon

Salt Pepper  


First thing you want to do is heat up your chicken stock over medium high heat

In a large skillet heat up 1 tablespoon of butter over medium high heat. Saute the asparagus and frozen peas with a pinch of salt until bright green, about 3 minutes

Once the vegetables are cooked though pour them into a bowl and set aside

In the same pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add in the sliced leeks. Saute for 2 minutes

Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds

Add in the rice, stir to combine, and cook until translucent around the edges- about 2 minutes

Add in the room temperature white wine and stir with a wooden spoon until no liquid is left and the rice has absorbed everything

Using a ladle at a time add in the hot chicken stock and stir until no liquid remains

Keep repeating this step until you have a ladle or two of chicken stock left. Take a bite of the rice and if it isn’t crunchy at all you are done! If not, keep adding in more liquid. Usually this process takes 15-20 minutes

To the risotto add in the cooked vegetables, butter, grated Pecorino cheese, lemon zest, and salt and pepper

That’s it! A delicious vegetarian dinner or great side dish everyone will love. Enjoy!