Saffron-Scented Risotto

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The other night, I tried another successful recipe from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. This time around, it was Saffron-Scented Risotto (Milanese). I’m a sucker for anything that includes saffron (despite it’s extreme costliness) and appreciate the effort and care that goes into properly preparing fluffy arborio rice. Moosewood Restaurant New Classics has a version of this recipe that includes dairy. But, this dairy-free version was good enough that I’m convinced dairy isn’t essential.

I was pleased with the taste: the saffron wasn’t overpowering and a delightful aftertaste and aroma stayed with me for hours. It got a thumbs up from my wife, as well. The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen is quickly becoming a new favorite on my bookshelf.

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