Risotto With Asparagus And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

I love risotto and am always trying new versions. This one incorporates two of my favorites - asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes. It is simple enough, but as with any risotto, you do a lot of stirring. I usually add more asparagus and tomatoes than called for here.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    asparagus, trimmed
  • 6 c
    liquid (include the cooking water from the asparagus and chicken broth)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 small
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 c
    arborio rice
  • 2
    sun-dried tomato halves, drained or reconstituted
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • ·
    pepper, to taste

How to Make Risotto With Asparagus And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Blanch the asparagus in a large skillet or pan of rapidly boiling water 2-3 minutes or until vivid green. Remove the asparagus from the pan and reserve the cooking water. Measure the cooking water and add stock to equal 6 cups and pour into a saucepan set over low heat. Allow to come to a low simmer.
  2. Cut the asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Melt the butter in a large pot set over medium heat and add the chopped onion, rice, and all the asparagus except the tips. Stir this mixture until the rice and vegetables are coated and the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of the simmering broth and cook, stirring until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the broth slowly, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until it is absorbed. Work slowly and do not add more broth until the previous 1/2 cup is fully absorbed. Work until all the broth is absorbed. Taste the risotto; it should be firm but not hard and the mixture creamy. If it is still tough, you may need to add more broth (bring to a simmer first).
  4. Off the heat, gently stir in the reserved asparagus tips along with the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

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About Risotto With Asparagus And Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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