Risotto Roundup

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Risotto is a fantastic dish that is made with arborio rice. Prepared with patience, risotto is a creamy, hearty dish that can be served as a side or a main. Any combination of vegetables and toppings work. It just takes some imagination, in terms of ingredients, but the process is always the same.

1. Saffron Risotto. This may be my all time best meal. We love the aroma of the saffron; it is fresh, fragrant and almost elusive. Topped with Tofu Milanese and a fresh arugula salad, as a meal, it really can’t be beat!

Blue Plate Special #15: Tofu Milanese & Saffron Risotto

2. Mushroom and Green Pea Risotto. This is an ode to a frozen side dish my mother used to make us when we were little girls. I just love the combo of mushrooms and green peas!

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3. Butternut Squash Risotto. A great way to use part of a big butternut squash. Paired with those crispy shallots, it is an out of this world, score-one-for-the-vegan’s kind of meal.

Butternut Squash Risotto Topped with Crispy Shallots

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