Asparagus Risotto

Recipe by PanNan
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Trim rough ends from asparagus; discard.
  • Cut off asparagus tips and reserve.
  • Cut stalks into 3/4 inch-long pieces.
  • Place 2/3 of stalk pieces, 1 cup broth and 1 cup water in blender, reserving the remaining 1/3 of stalk pieces.
  • Puree mixture until smooth.
  • Set aside.
  • Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and saute until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add rice and stir 1 minute.
  • Add wine and cook until absorbed, stirring often, about 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup broth and chopped rosemary, simmer until liquid is absorbed, stirring often, about 4 minutes.
  • Continue to cook for 15 minutes, adding more broth by 1/2 cupfuls and allowing liquid to be absorbed before adding more, stirring often.
  • Add reserved asparagus stalk pieces and reserved asparagus tips and continue cooking until rice is just tender and mixture is creamy; adding broth as needed and stirring often, about 10 minutes longer.
  • Add reserved asparagus puree and stir until absorbed, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan and cream.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer risotto to bowl.
  • Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.
  • Serve, passing remaining Parmesan separately.
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