Spring Risottos: 5 Recipes to Make Right Now!

Risotto might just be the perfect dish for spring. It's rich and satisfying for the chilly nights, but not quite as heavy as a winter stew. Plus risottos are good for stretching a handful of early spring peas or a bunch of fresh ramps into a full meal! Here are some good ones we're looking forward to trying.

For a refresher on how to make a basic risotto, check out our step-by-step tutorial.

1. Lemony Risotto with Asparagus and Shrimp from Gourmet - We're definitely not tired of asparagus yet, and pairing it with shrimp sounds fantastic!

2. Ramp Risotto from New York Magazine - Ramps taste like a cross between onions and garlic and are amazing in creamy dishes like this.

3. Roman Risotto with Radishes from Epicurious - We've got radishes on the brain this week!

4. Asparagus and Morel Mushroom Risotto from Food & Wine - If you're lucky enough to lay your hands on (or find!) fresh morels, here's what to do with them.

5. Sweet Pea Risotto from Real Simple - This sounds like an adult version of the creamy peas and rice we had as kids!

What are your favorite risottos right now?

Related: Risotto Re-Imagined: Great Alternatives to Arborio Rice

(Image: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet)

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