Fresh Corn Risotto

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Lighter, Quicker, Better: Cooking for the Way We Eat Today

Lighter, Quicker, Better

By Richard Sax and Marie Simmons

Published 2000

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Despite the aura of mystery—or difficulty—that surrounds the making of risotto, it is really an easy dish to prepare. The trick is not to cheat. Risotto is such a simple, straightforward dish that any shortcuts or poor quality ingredients will be obvious and the dish won’t have risotto’s creamy consistency.

This risotto combines fresh corn with the rice, but you can change the vegetables with the seasons or what the market has to offer. Sliced fresh asparagus, cubes of acorn or butternut squash, diced carrot, even frozen peas all work.