Risotto with asparagus

risotto agli asparagi
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risotto agli asparagi

Risotto with asparagus

The risotto with asparagus is a tasty risotto served as a first course, where rice has well expressed in the unique flavor of asparagus. The asparagus risotto is a dish of spring, when the asparagus is the height of their flavor and we find them fresh and good value.
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Servings: 2
Author: NonnaBox


  • 250 g of asparagus
  • 1 liter of vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • salt
  • 160 g of rice
  • 20 g of Parmigiano Reggiano grated


  • Wash asparagus thoroughly under running water, remove the white part of the stem, scraping with a knife not too sharp, make sure not to touch the tips.
  • Cut the ends and slice the remaining tender part of the stem in a thickness of 4-5 mm .
  • Heat the broth.
  • Place in a soup pot, place some oil and add the minced shallot and take cook it on fire. Do it with a few tablespoons of broth and a pinch of salt, then add the asparagus and let it cook for a few minutes on high heat, constantly stirring .
  • Add a ladle of broth , a pinch of salt and cook over low heat, covered, for 5 minutes .
  • After the indicated time uncover the pot, raise the heat and dry the excess liquid . The set aside the asparagus tips.
  • Add the rice and toast it a minute and stir constantly.
  • Combine 4-5 ladles of hot broth and set the timer according to the minutes of cooking the type of rice you are using (usually 15-18 minutes ) .
  • Continue adding the broth as it is absorbed, stir occasionally , without letting the mixture become dry.
  • minutes before the rice is cooked, add the asparagus tips.
  • Turn off the heat, add the Parmesan cheese, stir well and cover it for a few minutes before serving .
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