Dad's Asparagus Risotto
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- onion, medium, chopped
- lb mushroom, sliced
- garlic clove, finely minced
- tablespoons butter
- tablespoons olive oil
- cups arborio rice,
- teaspoon salt
- teaspoon white pepper
- cups chicken broth
- cup dry white wine
- teaspoon turmeric
- lb asparagus, fresh
- cup parmesan cheese, ground
1Using a 3 quart dish, combine onion, mushrooms, garlic, oil and butter.
2Cover and place in microwave on high for 5 minutes.
3Stir in rice, broth, wine, turmeric and a pinch of saffron.
4Cover again and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
5Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
6Next, stir rice mixture and microwave on high uncovered for 10 minutes.
7Now with a fork toss the asparagus into the rice.
8Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes more.
9Remove the rice from the microwave and let stand (covered), for 5 minutes.
10Stir in the Parmesan cheese with fork and season with salt and pepper.