Monday, May 07, 2007

Asparagus risotto

Asparagus risotto, originally uploaded by hannahcooks.

Spring has sprung and there is no better time to enjoy asparagus. We made the Minimalist's/Mario Batali's asparagus risotto last night and it was so easy I could fix it and leave the stirring to Jeff, who read a magazine between stirs while I fed Nathan.

I loved the risotto, which was soupy and light. Jeff called it asparagus oatmeal. I know we are back in the swing of things when Jeff doesn't feel he has to love every meal. Despite his objections, I would totally make it again as a spring side dish, maybe for company alongside some grilled fish. (Am thinking it will be next spring before we are having company, much less dealing with charcoal and the plank..)