Lemon & Green Pea Risotto is so easy to make, but tastes like eating a restaurant-quality meal in your own home! This version is dairy and alcohol free.
I did something revolutionary (at least for me) this weekend: I took a break. That’s right. I didn’t work aaaalllll weekend for the first time in years (notwithstanding a couple of weeks after my son was born). You might think that I’ve been lounging by the pool for the last week and a half, given the dearth of posts here last week, but I actually spent most of last week banging my head against a wall trying trying to fix a bunch of technical problems. On the upside, they are now mostly fixed (yay!) and I learned a lot (double yay!). But I am also the poster child for the pitfalls of being your own (amateur) webmaster, so there’s that.
Since my mind is now fried by a week of infinite uber-nerdy rabbit holes (which I secretly kind of love, but the learning curve is steep) and a baby who simply WILL. NOT. NAP. In case you don’t believe me, I should tell you that I just nearly spilled my coffee for the second time in the last 15 minutes. Between that and the numerous near-miss dessert recipes I’ve been testing lately (and a few successes, which I’ll post soon!), it seemed that a simple dinner recipe was just the ticket to share with you today.
Ok off the bat, I’ll be the first to admit that this may be a simple recipe but it is not a hands-off one. There is some stirring involved – well, a lot of stirring – but many (myself included) would suggest that this is actually a rather therapeutic way to end the day. Alternately, if you have kids on hand, stirring risotto is a great way to enlist their help with dinner. I remember sharing the stirring duties with my brother (switching off when our “arms got tired” – which is funny because it’s not really that much stirring) when my mom made risotto growing up.
Besides the attention it demands, risotto is actually a pretty straightforward dish to make. I’ve simplified it further, in fact, by eliminating the cheese and wine (a relief to some, a disappointment to others. To both groups, I assure you that you won’t miss either) but maintaining the creamy, tender, salty-acidic texture and flavor that you’re accustomed to from risotto.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Sodium: 783mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
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