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May062018

Mill City Cooks: Spring Onion & Spinach Risotto

For the May 5 Mill City Cooks demo, Chef Jenny Breen made a modified version of her Spring Onion & Spinach Risotto. I say "modified" because Jenny adjusts ingredients depending on what is available at cooking time. For example, this recipe calls for spring onions and garlic, but Jenny substituted ramps, a wild onion available for a short window of time early in the season.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Prior to the demo, Jenny made a pot of stock using the material trimmed from the ramps and radishes.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

You can use the entire plant - bulb, stem and leaves.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Jenny fried up bacon from Sunshine Harvest Farm and used the fat to sauté the chopped ramps.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

The pre-cooked grain (you can use barley, brown rice or farro) is added to the sauted ramps.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Chopped greens and radishes are added next.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Jenny added the stock and coconut milk as the grain absorbed the liquids. 

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

To finish it off, Jenny added more greens, the bacon, grated cheese from Shepherds's Way, and fresh lemon juice. 

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Recipes demo'd at Mill City Cooks can be found online.

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

May 5, 2018 Mill City Farmers Market

Thank you to Lakewinds Food Co-op for sponsoring the 2018 Mill City Cooks series, and providing fun activities for the little ones!

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