Hearts of palm started out with a bad rep. Referred to as swamp cabbage by native Floridians, this vegetable was considered poor man's food. Now it's often called "millionaire's salad" and has climbed the gourmet food ladder, appearing on the menu of many fine restaurants.
This is pretty much a standard recipe for risotto using vegetable broth for the liquid and finishing up with hearts of palm, frozen peas and Parmesan. Hearts of palm have a very mild flavor and they add a light crunch to this creamy risotto.
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