Bobby Flay's Quick Saffron Risotto With Roasted Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the April/14/2006 Life Magazine. A bit of a pain to make, but very good. I used one can of Broth and 3 cups of chicken bouillon. If you need more just add water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Asparagus:.
  2. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Put Asparagus on foil lined, rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Toss with some of the oil.
  5. Salt and pepper spread out on sheet.
  6. Roast for 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Cut roasted Asparagus into ½ inch pieces on bias, set aside.
  8. Rice:.
  9. In Medium pot Heat Stock to a simmer over high heat.
  10. When bubbles form reduce heat till barely bubbling.
  11. Add Saffron and stir every 5 minutes or so.
  12. In a large high sided sauté pan, sauté Onion for 4 to 5 minutes.
  13. Add Garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  14. Add Rice to pan stirring to keep it from sticking for 2 minutes.
  15. Add Wine to pan and stir until absorbed.
  16. Add one Cup of stock stir until absorbed then add another cup.
  17. Keep adding Stock one Cup at a time until you use all of it.
  18. This will take 20 to 30 minutes.
  19. The rice may not look done until most of the liquid is gone. The final product should be thick and creamy.
  20. Stir in Asparagus and Cheese and cook for a few minutes.
  21. Season with salt and Pepper to taste.
  22. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This risotto worked out very well and was actually easy to make. I sauted a few mushrooms into the mix as well. Delicious!

Bruce Gurnick April 23, 2006

A very good risotto, always a favourite of ours. I used more asparagus than the recipe called for, and less liquid ... maybe about 4 1/2 cups in total, I added as necessary. I used a vegetarian garlic and herb stock. Served as a main dish, this was about 3 helpings. Very good flavour, I would make this again. Thank you John, this was made for PAC Fall 2011

Karen Elizabeth October 06, 2011

Loved this recipe easy to make and fabulous flavor. I used more garlic than the recipe states as my family loves garlic. Paired it with a chilean sea bass. High recommend this delicious dish!!

R-Designs February 22, 2009

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