Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This was one of my dad's recipes. You can always freeze unused parts of the asparagus for soup or stir frys. This is a quick and easy risotto to make. No fuss no muss you make it in the microwave in one dish. Very, very tasty. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a 3 quart dish, combine onion, mushrooms, oil and butter.
  2. Cover and place in microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, broth, wine and turmeric.
  4. Cover again and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
  6. Next, stir rice mixture and microwave on high uncovered for 10 minutes.
  7. Now with a fork toss the asparagus into the rice.
  8. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes more.
  9. Remove the rice from the microwave and let stand (covered), for 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in the parmesan cheese with fork and season with salt and pepper.
  11. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This was the perfect side for lemon herb chicken breasts. The arborio came out fluffy and tender but not mushy. I used the veggie broth. This recipe could easily be the star of the table, it has wonderful flavor and the asparagus was cooked beautifully. What a treat! The parm is a must in my opinion. I didn't have any mushrooms but they will be added the next time I make this. :D

Annacia December 12, 2010

I love this risotto because it's made in the microwave. I used only 2 tbs of olive oil, no butter. I used 1 large red onion, 1/2 lb mushroom. And to reduce the fat, I omitted the parmesan. Thanks Baby Kato. I loved it. Made for Market tag.

Boomette December 08, 2008

We really enjoyed this. I used beef broth (ran out of chicken broth) and it was so tasty. Left out the salt and tumeric. Also cut recipe in half; I cooked it the 15 min covered, then thru in the asparagus and gave it another 5 minutes and it was done. I did have to add some extra water, as it dried out during cooking. And I stirred in a little half and half just before serving (recommendation on the box of rice). THANKS

JanuaryBride November 16, 2008