Rice, Ham and English Peas

Photo by Judith Hausman “So, what do you call this,” a dinner guest recently asked me upon serving up a side of rice, ham and peas. “Un-risotto?” You could say this dish is sort of like risotto. Peas are indeed a classic risotto ingredient, but instead of making this dish with the traditional Arborio rice, […]

Barley Risotto With Roasted Pumpkin

Photo by Judith Hausman I like to add fresh rosemary or sage to this barley risotto recipe. Oh, those cookie and eggnog pounds, the finger food at parties, and the special desserts! It’s hard to stay clear of the treats this time of year, so I like to enjoy a few abstemious home dinners that […]