Risotto with asparagus

Aspargus…Aspargus… What am I going to do with fresh green asparagus? Isn’t it obvious? Risotto of course!!! I have to say, it’s always a success, friends, family, they all love it!

Type of dish: main dish
Cost: medium
Difficulty:  medium
Time:  45 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

What you need to make this dish:

A large frying pan,  vegetable peeler, wooden spatula, plates to serve, a small bowl to use as a mold, grater


  •         A bunch of green or violet asparagus
  • 300 to 350 gr of Arborio rice or rice for Risotto
  • 50 gr butter
  • 1 onion medium or two shallots
  • 5 ml white wine
  • 1 l hot vegetable broth (stock cube)
  • 100 gr grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper

How to prepare:

Prepare the asparagus: break off  with your hands the bottom of the asparagus (it’s the hardest part, so not very good) and peel if necessary. Cut into parts (2 to 3 cm) and keep the heads aside. In a large frying pan on high heat, melt the butter and add the onion or shallots finely cut. Add the asparagus (without the heads) and cook gently for 5 minutes turning the heat to medium. Add the rice and turn on the heat again on high. Immediately add the white wine and the broth in 3 times (this is really important) only add the second part and the third part of the broth when it is completely absorbed. Keep mixing all the time. Mix away!
When the rice is half cooked, add the asparagus heads. Taste the rice to verify the cooking process and add some salt and pepper. Then, you can add the parmesan and just a bit of more butter. Stir until it melts. The rice shouldn’t be crunchy but creamy, don’t salt too much because you already have the broth, the wine and the parmesan which are quite salty. Serve hot. 

Additional information:

To obtain a beautiful first sight, put the rice in a bowl and reverse upside down in your plate.

Serve with ideas:

This risotto is a dish but you can also serve with prosciutto ham… Hmmmmm, so so good! Do a Vector Oh Yeah!

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