adzuki beans etc risotto

Just a few days before this food event, dr bob heard this public radio discussion about how the reality of the meatpacking industry is that there is no humane way of converting animals to food and people who think otherwise are just fooling themselves. We were planning a fish kebob family dinner but there was this rib-eye steak sample and promotion thing at Fresh Fields that converted us to rib-eye steaks. Small ones. They were well received. One was left over. We slipped it into this risotto. Probably didn't contribute that much to the overall taste. Probably wouldn't be missed. Then this would be an acceptable vegetarian recipe. And we'd be guilt free for a meal. The adzuki beans were supposed to be the meat substitute, anyway.


3 T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/4 red pepper (sweet)
3 c portabello mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
2 scallions, chopped
2/3 leek, chopped
1 1/2 c arborio rice
1/2 c white wine
1 can adzuki beans (15oz = 425g)
2 t veggie broth paste
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
1/3 c parmesan cheese


  1. The usual risotto treatment. Sauté up the sauté-ables, toss in the rice and mix it up for a minute, then add the wine and evaporate it, then toss in the remaining toss-ins and cook with the boiling water addition at regular intervals for about 20 minutes until rice is done, then stir in the finishers.


  1. A bit terse, but how many times can you say the same thing?
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