Fresh Asparagus Risotto

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 lbs fresh asparagus spears, diagonally sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked U.S. arborio or medium grain rice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper image placeholder

Heat water and broth in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and keep warm. Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbsp butter in large saucepan over medium heat; add asparagus and cook until tender crisp.

Remove asparagus; set aside. In same saucepan, cook onion in remaining 1 Tbsp butter until soft. Add rice and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine; stir until absorbed. Increase heat to medium-high; stir in 1 cup water-broth mixture.

Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, until liquid is absorbed. Continue stirring and adding remaining water-broth mixture 1 cup at a time, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another.

Cook until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in asparagus, cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until mixture is creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Servings: 6
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member