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Risotto with Asparagus Recipe

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


Submitted by lclarke56

Makes 12 servings



Good without ham, but an easy main dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Risotto with Asparagus

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
8 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cups Arborio rice
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz. chopped deli ham
1 salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Risotto with Asparagus

  1. Place asparagus in a large saucepan, add 1/2 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and maintain at a simmer. In a large heavy skillet, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add rice and stir to coat well; cook 3 minutes longer. Add wine and cook until absorbed.

  3. Stir in 1 cup simmering broth. Cook until broth is almost completely absorbed, stirring frequently, then add another cup of simmer broth. Repeat until only about 1.4 cup of broth remains (discard remaining broth), the process should take about 20 minutes. Rice should be slightly firm and look creamy.

  4. Add asparagus; heat through. Remove from the heat; add the butter, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 276.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
707mg
29%
Potassium
295mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
40.8g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
9.8g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* 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 cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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