Delicious! Asparagus Risotto

I love asparagus, sauteed, baked, grilled, you name it – delicious!  When I came across this risotto recipe and with the first of the asparagus in the stores – I knew what I had to do – make it!  Making risotto takes time, but I love seeing the transition in the rice and the creaminess developing with each addition of broth, mouth watering – just anticipating the taste sensation.

Asparagus Risotto


2 Tbl butter
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
1/2 cup carrots, finely diced
2 – 3 gloves garlic, finely diced
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine (or can substitute with broth)
4 – 4 1/2 cups broth, chicken or vegetable (I used vegetable)
1 bunch asparagus, wash, ends broken off and cut into 1″ pieces – about 2 cups
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Prepare all you ingredients.





2. Heat the broth in a saucepan – you want the broth to be hot when adding to the rice.

3. In a heavy bottom saute pan or wide pot (I used my cast iron dutch oven), melt the butter.

4. Add the carrots and onion and saute until soften.  When they are almost done add the garlic.

5. Add the rice and stir to coat the rice thoroughly with butter.

6. Add the wine and cook until the rice absorbs it all – stirring occasionally.

7. Over medium-low heat, add 1/2 cup of broth at a time, stirring pretty constantly until absorbed, then add more broth.  This process will take 30 – 40 minutes.

8. When you are about to add the last 1/2 cup of broth, also add the asparagus.  This will allow it to cook along with the rice – about 5 minutes.  The asparagus will be cooked but crisp.

9. Add the cheese, stirring to mix throughout.

Serve immediately!

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5 Responses to Delicious! Asparagus Risotto

  1. virginia says:

    MMMMM! Looks good. Will save this recipe to try.

  2. Jo says:

    I love risotto….good idea to cook the asparagus with the rice last…I always use cooked asparagus. Never thought about adding carrots either. Will for sure try this baby! xox

  3. Candace says:

    Like the other comments. This will be tried in our household!! Our asparagus is coming in. A quick use for me is to cut it up and just cover with chicken broth and then puree when it’s cooked. Easy and delicious soup… add seasonings.

    Thanks for all you great blogs!

  4. Lorrie says:

    Now this you could definite cook for Beau when you visit. He loves asparagus and I’ve been trying to get him interested in Risotto for years.

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