“Where possible, I do like to try to make use of more than one part of the plants I’m growing. Pea shoots are a particular favorite for their beauty and their excellent flavor. I have my great friend and travelling companion Lee Hallman to thank for this recipe. Lee lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she has a wonderful container garden. This risotto is a real taste of early summer, and a great way to show off tender young vegetables at their best. You could also use young fava beans and broad bean greens, either in addition to or instead of the peas. This is delicious with a lightly seasoned baby greens salad, dressed simply with olive oil.” —Aaron Bertelsen
From Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter by Aaron Bertelsen (Phaidon, 2020).