Mushroom Asparagus Risotto With Crisped Chicken

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from Food and Drink Magazine. It was created by Marilyn Bentz-Crowley, who says "This risotto is a delicious yin-yang combination of creamy rice and crispy chicken." An apt description! I love risotto :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat broth in a small saucepan, or in microwave, until just boiling. Keep hot over low heat.
  2. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add chopped onion; stir 3 to 5 minutes or until transparent. Then add rice all at once; stir 2 to 3 minutes or until coated and edges are becoming transparent. Add wine; stir until absorbed.
  3. Continue to slowly add 1/2 cup hot broth at a time; stir frequently with a wooden spoon until each is absorbed. This takes about 25 minutes. The rice ultimately is creamy and tender to the bite. Taste; add salt as needed.
  4. Add mushrooms and asparagus. Cover, turn heat to low and heat risotto for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is cooked to your liking. Stir in Parmesan.
  5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shredded chicken; sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until browned and crispy in spots.
  6. Heap risotto into warmed shallow soup bowl or deep plates. Add a stack of chicken in centre of risotto; sprinkle parsley over chicken. Serve with additional grated cheese.
Most Helpful

This dish is amazing and surprisingly easy to make. I used regular Carolina Gold rice instead of arborio and the dish turned out fine. I used chardonnay for my wine as well...

Chef Pronai September 29, 2014