Slideshow: Ramp Week: How To Make The Rampiest Risotto

Ramp Greens
Ramp Greens
Separate the ramp greens from the ramps to form the base of your puree.
Blanch the Greens
Blanch the Greens
Blanch the greens in boiling water for about 30 seconds—just until they're bright green.
In the Blender
In the Blender
Transfer the shocked greens to a blender and add just enough liquid to moisten them.
Blend
Blend
Blend on high speed until a smooth puree is formed, adding more liquid if necessary.
Chop the Whites
Chop the Whites
Finely chop the ramp whites to form the flavor base for your risotto.
Toast the Rice
Toast the Rice
Toast the rice in the ramp-flavored fat. I used vialone nano rice here. Carnaroli or arborio are also fine choices.
Cook the Risotto
Cook the Risotto
Cook the risotto in the classic style, adding a cup of white wine, then adding stock a little bit at a time until the rice is nearly completely cooked.
Stir in the Green!
Stir in the Green!
Stir in the ramp puree, along with some parmesan cheese and herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve it Up.
Serve it Up.

Stir in some lemon juice and zest along with some chopped herbs. Serve the risotto in hot bowls topped with some sautéed ramps and some herb-flavored ricotta cheese.

Creamy and greeny.

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Stir It In
Stir It In

Stir the herb ricotta into the ramp risotto for extra richness.

Creamy and greeny.

Click here for the complete Extra Ramp-y Ramp Risotto recipe! »