Sunday 8pm dinner for two

My cousin and I made the most delicious food for dinner tonight: risotto alla primavera (i.e. spring greens risotto) and a simple grilled rib eye steak.  I'd never made risotto before in my life, but my cousin showed me how to do it:

  • Chopped shallots and leeks
  • 2 c. arborio rice
  • A bit of white wine
  • 6-7 c. chicken broth
  • Asparagus
  • Fava beans (so labor intensive but soooo worth it!)
  • Yellow crookneck squash
  • Crimini mushrooms
  • Butter
  • Parmesan cheese
The results were so creamy and flavorful, I swear I'll never order risotto in a restaurant again (like I'll never order butternut squash ravioli).  My cousin also made me try some of her fresh garbanzo beans, which she had personally shelled while watching TV last night, then sauteed in some olive oil with salt and pepper.  The flavor and texture of these little green beans was outstanding!