This risotto is so packed full of fresh spring veggies, it’s all you’ll need to accompany Roasted Rack of Lamb for a light spring dinner or Easter meal. The farro makes it hearty enough to double as a delicious vegetarian main dish as well.
What to buy: Farro is a whole-grain relative of wheat and spelt with a flavor reminiscent of hazelnuts and barley. When cooked, each grain retains a firm, chewy texture, which makes this risotto practically impossible to overcook. You can find farro in most Italian grocery stores and in the bulk section of many health food stores, but if you’re coming up empty-handed, spelt will make a decent substitute.
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Beverage pairing: Venica Collio Pinot Grigio, Italy. Bright green flavors of spring call for a wine that has the same. This light Pinot Grigio has great acidity, but also a little creaminess to stand up to the heartiness of the farro.