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Risotto with Fava (Broad) Beans 

Total time: 25 minutes
    Another classic Italian dish for spring.  It would normally be served as a first course (as are all pasta and rice dishes in Italy) but I like it as creamy side dish.  Fava beans are only with us a short time in the spring.  

Risotto with Fava (Broad) Beans  Ingredients:


Peel fava beans: It's a bit like peas.  Break open the pod and take the beans out.  Don't bother with any really tiny ones.  Blanch in rapidly boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and put into cold water.  After blanching they will have a whitish outer shell.  Just squeeze lightly and the inner, bright green bean will pop out.  It may split in half... that's okay.

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