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Asparagus Recipes: Risotto with Asparagus

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I love spring and all of the fresh, local produce we start to see! If you are a fan of asparagus, you will definitely want to check out this recipe for Risotto with Asaragus from! is an online extension of the national health and wellness TV network Veria Living and has tons of delicious, healthy recipes that will be welcome at your next family meal!

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This Risotto and Asparagus recipe is a delicious side dish that will pair well with just about anything you throw on the grill, or any other spring/summer dinner meal you have planned. An easy recipe to wow your guests with at your next get together!



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Risotto with Asparagus

Risotto with Asparagus

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make this Risotto with Asparagus for dinner!


  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cups rice Arborio or Valencia
  • 4-5 cups vegetable stock simmering in saucepan
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 1 T. minced shallots
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 T. parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 T. butter or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped


Trim asparagus and cut into 1-inch pieces. Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes, move to an ice bath using a slotted spoon and then dry on paper towels. Set aside. Sauté onions in olive oil until translucent.

Add garlic and shallots and sauté for 1 minute. Add rice and coat with oil. Add 1/2; cup of stock at a time, stirring until most of the liquid is absorbed each time. Test consistency of the rice when it starts to appear translucent around the edges.

Add one final 1/2 cup of stock, asparagus, butter, and fresh parsley; salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with diced tomatoes and fresh basil. Serve warm.

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Saturday 16th of August 2014

I love asparagus but I don't eat it nearly enough. This is a great recipe! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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