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Risotto Primavera




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This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by famous and also anonymous cooks

Risotto Primavera

1/2 Lemon

5 1/2 c Chicken Stock--

Approximately 3 tb Olive Oil

1 lg Onion--finely chopped

1 Stalk Celery--**

1 1/2 c Arborio Rice

2 md Potatoes--peeled & cubed

4 oz Fresh Green Beans--trimmed

** 3 md Tomatoes--seeded **

1 sm Carrot--peeled **

4 oz Asparagus--trimmed **

1 1/4 c Shelled Fresh Peas--or

Frozen, thawed 1 cn Water-Packed Artichoke Hearts--drained Salt And Freshly Ground Pepper--to taste

1/4 c Unsalted Butter--cut into

Pieces 1 c Parmesan Cheese--freshly

Grated * Keep immersed in water to avoid discoloration. ** cut into 1/4" pieces Bring chicken stock to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Cover and keep warm. Heat oil in large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery and saute 3 minutes. Add rice and stir about 30 seconds. Add potatoes, beans, tomatoes and carrot and saute 10 minutes, adding a bit of stock if it becomes too dry. Add 1/2 cup of stock to rice, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Continue adding stock a half cup at a time, stirring frequently and allowing each addition to be completely absorebed before adding another. Add artichokes, asparagus and peas about half way through the process when a little more than half the stock has been used. Continue adding stock in the same manner until rice is tender but still slightly firm to the bite. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir in butter, then cheese. Recipe By : Patricia Williams

 

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