remember recently when i reminded myself how much i like risotto and noted that i should make it more often? look who is heeding her notes to herself!
i feel like every time i write about vegetables, the story starts off with how i used to not like this particular vegetable. yeah… i wasn’t exactly a lover of vegetables as a small human, and parsnips, unfortunately, suffered the same “i don’t like those” fate as many other delicious vegetables.
so of course, when my friends found this recipe for parsnip risotto years ago and suggested we make it, i was hesitant because, “ew, parsnips”. fast forward to the part where parsnips are, of course, delicious. i mean, we’re sautéing them in olive oil and rosemary, how bad could they possibly be after that treatment?!
in this particular application, they turn sweet from the sautéing and pair beautifully with the stronger flavor of the rosemary. the whole thing turns sublime with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the top once you serve it.
so you can imagine my dismay when, just recently, probably around the time i was resolving to eat risotto more often (perhaps not a typical food resolution like “eat more kale” but, alas…), i realized that i had let winter slip by without making parsnip risotto. saddened, i put it on my list of recipes to share with y’all later.
imagine my delight then, to walk into the farmers’ market this past weekend and spot a charming wooden bin full of delightfully thin and twisty parsnips with a tag proclaiming them “freshly dug spring parsnips”! these were clearly not factory farm, gigantic batons of white vegetable things – just look how cute they are! they were fresh and young and dying to be in a bowl of risotto.
so now that i’ve been given a second (still seasonally appropriate) chance to share parsnip risotto with you, i won’t squander it. enjoy!
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