Asparagus Risotto

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Ingredients

  1. 2 (14 oz) cans chicken broth, reduced sodium
  2. 3 1/2 c water
  3. 1 T butter
  4. 1/2 c onion, chopped
  5. 1/4 c carrot, shredded
  6. 1/4 lb fresh asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces, reserving tips
  7. garlic clove, minced
  8. 1/4 c dry white wine
  9. 1 (12 oz) pkg uncooked short-grain rice (Arborio)
  10. 2 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded (1/2 c)

Instructions

  1. In large saucepan, combine broth and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer while preparing risotto.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skilet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onion, carrot and asparagus stems; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until onion and carrot are tender.
  4. Stir in garlic and wine; cook 1 minute or until wine boils.
  5. Add rice, and stir to coat, cook about 1 minute or until rice is not chalky.
  6. Add 1 cup simmering liquid. Cook until liquid is absorbed into rice, stirring frequently. Continue to add liquid 1 cup at a time, cooking until liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently.
  7. When 4 cups of liquid have been absorbed, stir in asparagus tips.
  8. Test rice for doneness, and continue adding 1/2 c liquid at a time until rice is tender but still firm and creamy. (Process takes 15 to 20 minutes.)
  9. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in cheese.
  10. Serve immediately.

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Serves: 4, 1 1/4 c servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Course: Entree,Side Dish
Type of Food: Rice Dish
Ethnicity/Origin: Italian
Key Ingredient: Rice,Asparagus,Onions,Wine,Cheese
Difficulty: 3 - Difficult
Make Ahead: No

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