Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Vegetarian Risotto with Fresh Asparagus Recipe Recipe

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


Submitted by wzmann1

Makes 4 servings



Delicious risotto, cooks up in about 40 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Risotto with Fresh Asparagus Recipe

3 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup diced onions
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 salt to taste
1 freshly ground black pepper
1 cup asparagus, cut into 2" lengths

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Risotto with Fresh Asparagus Recipe

  1. 1. Heat the broth/stock in a saucepan and keep hot over low heat.

  2. 2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a separate medium-sized pot. Add the onion and cook until it turns translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. 3. Add the rice to the onion mixture, stir and turn the heat to low. Add about 1 cup of the hot stock to the rice mixture, and stir slowly until the stock is absorbed.

  4. 4. Continue to add the stock 1 cup at a time, stirring slowly, letting the rice absorb the stock before adding more.

  5. 5. While the risotto is cooking, blanch the asparagus in boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain.

  6. 6. The risotto is cooked when it is creamy on the outside and slightly firm (al dente) in the center, about 20 to 25 minutes in all. Stir in half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the asparagus. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If the risotto is too thick, add a little more stock until it becomes creamy.

  7. 7. Divide the risotto into serving dishes and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and asparagus.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 284.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
284
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
807mg
34%
Potassium
288mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
41.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
12.4g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 16% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement