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Green Risotto with Fava Beans

1/2 pound fava beans
1 small onion, finely diced
3 to 4 cups chicken or veg stock, or low to sodium free canned broth
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup Arborio rice
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup grated Reggiano Parmesan cheese
Olive oil

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Shell the favas and discard
the pods. Add the favas to the water and cook for about 1 minute,
strain and immediately plunge into ice water. Let cool for about
2 minutes. Pierce the skin and squeeze the fava out of its skin.

Cook 3/4 of the favas in a very small amount of water, olive oil,
salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes, don't cook too long
or you will lose the brilliant green. If necessary add a little
more water to keep from browning or sticking. Puree the cooked
favas in a food processor. Bring the stock to a simmer, and keep
it hot.

In a separate pot, add half the butter and the onion. Cook for
about 5 minutes over low heat. Do not let the onions color. Add
the rice and cook, while stirring for another minute or 2. Add
the wine, turn the heat up and stir constantly. Once the wine has
been absorbed, add a little hot stock. Once that is absorbed, add
a little more stock. Repeat this process, stirring constantly,
until the rice is cooked through. Add the puree, the rest of the
butter, the rest of the favas and the cheese. Stir in over the
heat, till the butter and the cheese melt and the favas are
incorporated evenly. Season with salt.


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