Cream of Pea and Mint Risotto

Cream of Pea and Mint Risotto

I love playing with risotto and making it different every time.  There’s much more than Mushroom risotto in the “risotto world”.  You just need to give it a chance.  You can actually make risotto with almost any vegetable and/or cheese.  Today I played with a classic combination of Italian cuisine: peas and mint.  I blended some of the peas to make a cream, and left some full to give the dish some texture.  Mint goes really well with peas and the risotto came out hearty and refreshing at the same time.  I used Parmigiano Reggiano, but if you have it, Pecorino Romano would work really well too in this dish.  Try it and let me know what you think!…

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