Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Colors; Red, White, and Greens.

Greens overflowing from the box.
Vegetables beneath the greens.

A new box has arrived filled with more winter greens, some of them the same as before, and some new ones added to the mix.  There is something about beets that make me think of Christmas. Perhaps it's the deep crimson color, or that they have a sweetness to them. Or maybe because they are a winter vegetable, but feeling festive I decided to make Beet Risotto with Mustard Greens and Goat Cheese. Instead of using all the red mustards I used the beet greens as well. The recipe also says to just throw everything in a pot and let it reduce which is not how risotto is made normally. I opted to make it the real way, adding a little bit of broth
at a time. The end result has a nice sweet earthy flavor and the goat cheese gave it a good tang   This would go good with a nice roast chicken.
The finished product

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