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5 Secrets for Cooking Vegetarian Food (Page 6)

Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto

Pictured Recipe: Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto

5. Combine Flavors and Textures

Excite your palate by mixing textures and flavors. For example, in the risotto, above, creamy rice is offset with chewy shiitake mushrooms and crisp asparagus. This burger balances the mushroom flavor against sweet onions and the punch of blue cheese. No single component is as satisfying as the combination.

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