Cooking Together…Risotto Primavera

This week I made Risotto Primavera from The Pioneer Woman. This one definitely takes a little time in the kitchen, but I thought it was delicious! This is a great one if you have a bunch of veggies you’re needing to use up. Here’s the recipe if you want to print it out and try it:

The cooked vegetables.

Thoughts on This Week’s Recipe:

Ease of preparation:
This one took a little time…if you’ve made risotto before, you know it’s a 30-45 minute process of slowly adding more broth and letting it cook a little at a time, so this isn’t a quick recipe and you need to be there to stir the risotto so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. For this recipe, there’s also lots of chopping involved to get the vegetables ready.

Overall opinion:
I thought this risotto was great! I especially loved the goat cheese…anything with goat cheese is usually a winner in my book.

Would you make it again?
I would definitely make this again, but it probably will be an occasional dish…great for nights when I have a little extra time I can spend in the kitchen.

Did you omit or add anything?
I pretty much used the same ingredients the recipe listed, except I didn’t have any dill for garnish. I also had fresh peas, so I used those instead of frozen…yum!

Would you change anything next time?
I think the thing that’s great about this recipe, is you can really use whatever vegetables you have on hand, so it’s really adaptable.

Next Week’s Recipe:

Next up is Orzo + Broccoli Pesto Salad from Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks. Print it out and try it with me, and then let me know what you think!


Linked to Melt in Your Mouth Monday and Good(Cheap)Eats.

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  1. this looks delish. i love risotto but have never made it cuz of the prep time. and my thoughts exactly when it comes to goat cheese! :)

  2. Wow! I’ve never tried to make risotto either– but anything the PW posts is usually delish!

  3. I love the PW! She is awesome!

    I’m following from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us! I hope you can come and join us again next weekend!! :)

    Have a great week,

  4. Oh this sounds delicious! I’ve bookmarked your page to remind myself to make this one day!

    Thanks for linking up with Super Stalker Sunday hop. There are so many wonderful blogs participating, I hope you’ve found a few that you enjoy. Be sure to join us again next week!

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  5. That looks wonderful and I love the Pioneer Woman!

    Thanks for linking up on my Super STALKER Sunday! I can’t believe the response we have gotten again this week! 😀 If I wasn’t already stalking you, I am now!

    I hope you won’t be a stranger and come back next week, or even just mid week and say hello! : ) I post lots of other great things like recipes, tackles, and rambles (oh my!).

    Have you checked out my FANTASTIC Blog Hop Directory? It has at least 20 blog hops listed for each day of the week. There has to be something there to suit your fancy too. ; )

  6. I’m stopping by from this week’s Super Stalker Sunday hop! Thanks for participating! I hope you’ll join us again next week and I hope you’ll stop by and visit me if you haven’t already!
    Mariah, FormulaMom

  7. Hi Krissa,
    This looks great! I love the Pioneer Woman’s recipes! Thanks for sharing this on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

  8. Thanks for linking up to Sliced & Diced – this looks like a fantastic recipe, can’t wait to try it. We love risotto.

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