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Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Looking for an easy Asparagus Risotto recipe? Learn how to make Asparagus Risotto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kiteflier98

Makes 4 servings



Serves 2-3 as a main course, or 4 as a side dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Asparagus Risotto

2 tbsp Butter
8 tbsp chopped Shallots
2 serving Arborio Rice
2 oz Wine
4 serving Broth Low Sodium Chicken
8 oz Asparagus
1/2 cup Parmesan, Grated Cheese

Recipe Directions for Asparagus Risotto

  1. In a 3 or 4 quart saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon butter on medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for a minute or two, until translucent. Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring until nicely coated.

  2. While the shallots are cooking, bring the stock to a simmer in a saucepan.

  3. Add the wine. Slowly stir, allowing the rice to absorb the wine. Once the wine is almost completely absorbed, add 1/2 cup of hot stock to the rice. Continue to stir until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, adding more stock in 1/2 cup increments. Stir often to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking and stirring rice, adding a little bit of broth at a time, cooking and stirring until it is absorbed, until the rice is tender, but still firm to the bite, about 20-25 minutes. With the last ladle of stock, add the asparagus. Turn off the heat.

  4. Note the stock amount given is approximate. You may need a little more or less. If you end up needing more stock and you find yourself without, just use water.

  5. Gently stir in the Parmesan cheese and the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

  6. INGREDIENTS

  7. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided

  8. 1/2 cup chopped shallots

  9. 1 cup arborio rice

  10. 1/4 cup dry white wine (or 1 Tbsp lemon juice and 3 Tbsp water)

  11. About 4 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock for vegetarian option)*

  12. 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed, tips cut off, tough skins of the spears peeled (if working with thick apparatus spears), and the spears cut into thin disks

  13. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  14. Salt and pepper

  15. If cooking gluten-free, use gluten-free stock.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 260.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.4g
14%
Saturated Fat
5.8g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
815mg
34%
Potassium
199mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
26.1g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 16% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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