Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Risotto Primavera

I am home from Vegas! As always with my mom and Gongie, it proved to be a fun and crazy trip. We dined, shopped, saw shows, and lots of hotels. One of our favorite things to do was people watch. All the crazy drunk people and the girls in their trashy outfits. It was almost as entertaining as Beetle's Love Revolution! Here are some photos.
Our hotel, it was beautiful!
The 3 story Chandelier that enclosed a bar in our hotel.
 Shopping at the Caesars Palace

Where Gongie won $2,000 in the Treasure Island Casino!
 Eating Cotton Candy at one of the Buffets!

 An incredible show!
 I loved the Bellagio Fountains. We could see them from our hotel room!
 The Treasure Island  Pirate Show
 At the Wynn. It was the prettiest of all the hotels!
 Finishing off our trip by the pool!
 One of the many crazy drunk girls in an outfit that is WAY to small!

When I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman, I HAD to try it! You know how much I love risotto! It was very, very good. Still doesn't top my favorite Lemon Risotto, but it did come close. This dish is extremely rich so you should not make it for your main dish.

Risotto Primavera
5 cups chicken broth
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 onion
3 carrots
1/2 cup broccoli pieces
1 yellow squash
4 asparagus stalks 
1 more Tbsp butter
1 more Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 green onions
1 1/2 cup Arborio Rice
1 1/2 cups white wine
1/2 cups parmesan
4 oz goat cheese
dill as garnish (optional)

Chop veggies: broccoli, squash, asparagus, carrots, onion..geez!

Melt butter and olive oil in pan.
Add carrots and onion to pan.
Heat broth until simmers then turn off.
Once carrots and onion soften, add broccoli, squash and asparagus. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Once cooked, remove veggies and set aside.
Add the other Tbsp of butter and olive oil to pan.
Add rice and cook until coated.
Add half of the wine and cook, while stirring until absorbed.
Prepare parmesan and goat cheese.
Add heated broth, 1 cup at a time until absorbed. Stir constantly.
Add rest of the wine and cook until absorbed.
Measure peas and chop green onions.

Add peas and onions.
Stir in veggies.
AND cheeses!
ALL Ready.....FINALLY!
SO delicious!

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