Dad's Asparagus Risotto

Baby Kato


This was one of my dad's quick recipes. You can always freeze unused parts of the asparagus for soup or stir frys. This is a quick and easy risotto to make. No fuss no muss you make it in the microwave in one dish. A nicely flavored dish. I hope you will enjoy this dish as much as we did.


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10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    onion, medium, chopped
  • 1/4
    lb mushroom, sliced
  • 1
    garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 2
    cups arborio rice,
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon white pepper
  • 31/2
    cups chicken broth
  • 1/2
    cup dry white wine
  • 1/4
    teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2
    lb asparagus, fresh
  • 1/3
    cup parmesan cheese, ground

How to Make Dad's Asparagus Risotto


  1. Using a 3 quart dish, combine onion, mushrooms, garlic, oil and butter.
  2. Cover and place in microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, broth, wine, turmeric and a pinch of saffron.
  4. Cover again and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Next, stir rice mixture and microwave on high uncovered for 10 minutes.
  7. Now with a fork toss the asparagus into the rice.
  8. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes more.
  9. Remove the rice from the microwave and let stand (covered), for 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in the Parmesan cheese with fork and season with salt and pepper.
  11. Enjoy!

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About Dad's Asparagus Risotto

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #rice

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