The inspiration struck the other day to make risotto! I found a recipe online (Food Blog Search) for baked risotto. It was really easy to make, especially using my wonderful Le Creuset french oven. It's blue...that makes everything yummy. Anyways, the risotto is started on the stove, then baked, then finished on the stove. None of that adding-liquid-a-little-at-a-time nonsense.
Andy grilled up a steak, and I steamed up the yellow green beans (um..yellow beans?) we got at the Farmers Market last weekend. I also made a little sauce/dressing for the beans, using rice vinegar, chili oil, and gomasio (our favorite sesame seed/salt combo).
All the ingredients, including chives from the garden:
The almost-finished product. I don't have any pictures of the final thing, we dug in too quickly!
If I ever make risotto again, I'd like to try to put some veggies in it. For some reason, asparagus sounds like it'd be delish. Mushrooms would have been the clear winner, but I'm afraid I'd be the only one around here eating it :)