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 Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

 

I love food….I love cooking….I love eating….but I guess you already know that since I do write a FOOD blog.
 

Food and cooking always played a big role in my life I exercise so I can eat .
 
I grew up around cooking and I started dabbling in the art of cooking since I was 12 years old.
 

These days I don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen and most of my dishes are kids friendly and on a budget, but I still enjoy cooking and sharing my dishes with you.
 

When I share my recipes and my memories with you I don’t expect much and I always enjoy and welcome every comment so when last week TWO of my recipes, yes you read correctly TWO as in one plus one recipes were featured on blogs I love
I was totally floored and speechless.
 

Lovely and talented Jenn from Rook No.17 (who’s also sharing wonderful Coffee Cake recipe on Daily Organized Chaos this week) featured my Cherry Rice Pudding on her Culinary World Tour post.
 

Lovely Melynda from Mom’s Sunday Cafe featured my Savory French Toast .
 

So much love….big thank you both you.

 

 Risotto

 

Today I would love to share with you another COMFORT dish that I’ve been craving lately.
 

It is creamy and oh so sinful Asparagus Risotto…..

 

Last week I scored some beautiful fresh ASPARAGUS on sale and I’ve been craving risotto for days so I combined the best of both worlds.

 

 Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

 

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This recipe serves 4-5 as a main dish.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Shallot (finely chopped)
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic (crushed or finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1 cup Arborio Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 2 cup Asparagus Pieces (Asparagus cut up to 1″ pieces)
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper

STEP 1:  In a pot heat vegetable stock and water over medium low heat until warm. Turn heat down to low.

STEP 2: In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic. Saute until translucent about 3 to 4 minutes.

STEP 3: Stir in the rice. Cook  for  2-3  minutes while stirring frequently. Add wine and cook until evaporated. Reduce the heat to medium.

STEP 4: Add warm stock  few ladles at a time (just enough to cover the rice). Stir for a minute with each addition  to develop the starch and the creamy aspect.

STEP 5: Keep adding warm stock every time the pan starts getting dry edges.

STEP 6: Meanwhile cook asparagus until half done. Drain the hot water and put asparagus into ice-cold bath for few minutes. Strain and put aside and sprinkle with sea salt.

STEP 7: When you out of liquid and rice is done stir in butter and Parmesan cheese. Gently stir in asparagus and serve.

 

 Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

 

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This recipe is linked to:
 
MEATLESS MONDAYS @ My Sweet And Savory
MONDAY MANIA @ Healthy Home Economist 
MEATLESS MONDAYS @ Midnight Maniac
ANOTHER MEATLESS MONDAY @ Hey What’s For Dinner Mom
HOMEMAKER MONDAY @ 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven
MEATLESS (VEGA) MONDAY CHALLENGE @ Veggie Converter 365
HEARTH AND SOUL HOP @ A Moderate Life 
TEMP MY TUMMY TUESDAY @ Blessed With Grace 
DR. LAURA’S TEMPTING TUESDAY @ Dr. Laura’s Adventures
TUESDAY NIGHT SUPPER CLUB @ Fudge Ripple

 

 

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11 Responses to “Asparagus Risotto”

  1. Melynda says:

    I must make a risotto, this looks wonderful, thanks.

  2. I love risotto. Something about the creamy richness makes me feel comforted. I am so glad you linked this to My Meatless Mondays. What a wonderful recipe to have.

  3. I love everything about this dish! Great flavor combinations…now I'm hungry. :)

  4. Rebecca Jean says:

    Well, it has been a good month for you. Congrats on all the features!My family tries to tell me they don't like asparagus, but I bet I could get them to eat it this way. Creamy and cheese works every time!Thanks for sharing this with Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays.♥ Rebecca JeanMidnight Maniac

  5. girlichef says:

    Oh yum…do creamy and delicious! Sounds absolutely fantastic, thank you for sharing it w/ us at the hearth and soul hop this week =)

  6. Miriam says:

    I love risottos! This is a delicious one, I can tell :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  7. Claudia says:

    Risotto is a super comfort food, then combined with asparagus and it's superlative. One of my favorites for sure.

  8. Candace says:

    The perfect comfort food for winter with a helping of fresh spring mixed in with it! I love this combo of my two favorite things. Beautiful recipe! Thank you for sharing it, Candace

  9. Christy says:

    Oh, this just looks heavenly – I love risotto, a perfect dish to have on a cold winter evening.

  10. Christy says:

    and thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  11. Christy says:

    i love risotto (i made a chocolate version myself this week). yours looks perfect..and such great photos of the process. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

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