Asparagus Risotto

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


We love risotto and especially this version. I often times will add other veggies too depending what I have in the refer.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 5 c
    low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    arborio rice, or medium-grain white rice
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)

How to Make Asparagus Risotto


  1. Blanch asparagus pieces in large pot of boiling, salted water 2 minutes. Drain. Rinse asparagus under cold water. Drain asparagus well.
  2. Bring chicken broth to simmer in small saucepan. Reduce heat to low and keep broth hot.
  3. Heat olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add rice and stir 3 minutes. Add dry white wine and cook until liquid evaporates. Continue cooking until rice is tender but still slightly firm in center and mixture is creamy, adding chicken broth 1 cup at a time and stirring almost constantly, about 20 minutes.
  5. Add blanched asparagus pieces and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Add 6 tablespoons butter and stir until incorporated.
  7. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Season risotto to taste with salt and pepper.

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About Asparagus Risotto

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian

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