Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

The canned asparagus really adds to the rich taste of this side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, heat butter and oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add uncooked rice and cook for one minute, stirring rice until coated.
  4. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cover, simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Drain can of asparagus, with a fork, mash asparagus in can.
  7. After simmering 15 minutes add asparagus.
  8. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  9. Add parmesan cheese and still until liquid is absorbed and rice is creamy.
  10. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Loved this rice! I used long grain rice and sliced the asparagus into bite size pieces instead of mashing it. My parmesan was a blend of cheeses and it was perfect with this risotto. Asparagus is one of my favorites but DH is not real fond of it but he ate this with no problem. Next time will mash the asparagus and give it a try. Thank you Ben's Mom for a great tasting and easy to make recipe!

lauralie41 December 20, 2007

This was an easy way to get away from "plain old rice." The flavor was fine. With the price of canned asparagus though, it wasn't special enough for us to try again.

ratwoman September 04, 2004

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