Side Dish Recipes for Spring Vegetables

This risotto is creamy, luxurious, and … purple. Yes, we have spring's radicchio to thank for that end-of-the-rainbow hue to the Italian rice staple. Bitter and strong-tasting, radicchio is tempered by sauteeing it with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper — then some water and lemon juice. Radicchio risotto could be an unexpected, and much appreciated guest at your next dinner using spring produce. It's a cool way to use the biting purple vegetable, which often is relegated to salads. Not this time.

Fruity red wine and slightly bitter radicchio combine for a bright, satisfying, and healthy dish.... Read More