Ham and Asparagus Risotto

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dicentra

Cooking Light April 1995

Top Review by tracytrebilcox

I was hoping for more from this. It was rather bland, and should've had cream or even just milk to achieve the consistency I expect from a risotto.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the asparagus in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine 1 cup water, the wine, and broth in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
  3. Coat a medium saucepan with cooking spray; place over medium heat until hot.
  4. Add mushrooms, green onions, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup warm broth mixture and ham; cook 3 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly.
  5. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total).
  6. Add asparagus during the last 4 minutes of cooking time. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and thyme. Serve immediately.

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