Perfect for a picnic or for a piping-hot comfort meal, this creamy rice dish includes goat cheese and parmesan for a tangy twist, and is loaded with delicious spring vegetables, courtesy of Abington-born celebrity kosher chef Jamie Geller, publisher of

Here’s a tip: Though many cooks give their biceps a workout by constantly stirring the rice, there’s no need — in fact, over-stirring turns risotto gluey. To achieve risotto’s silken perfection, stir often enough that the starch releases from the grains, but give your arm a break now and then. For the recipe, click here. B’te-avon (bon appétit)!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Jamie Geller,