Spring Risottos: 5 Recipes to Make Right Now!

Spring Risottos: 5 Recipes to Make Right Now!

Emma Christensen
May 14, 2010

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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