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Italian Sarah’s Asparagus Risotto

Italian Sarah’s Asparagus Risotto

“Just how my mama maker – Risotto con asparagi”

Sarah shares her lovely recipe with us, how lucky are we?! Have a go, it’e been a really popular recipe and let us know what you think. Please comment below the post.

Thanks Cx

Ingredients

  • 125g asparagus spears (must be fresh), stalks chopped in to 3 or 4 pieces, leaving the tips in tact
  • 1 litre of boiling water and 4 vegetable stock cubes to make stock
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g Arborio rice
  • 200ml dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 70g of freshly grated parmesan (grate yourself tastes so much better)
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning

A great alternative to asparagus is a Pea and broad bean combo.

Preparation Method

Serves 4 as a main, 6 as a starter or 8 as a accompaniment to meat/fish.

  1. Par boil asparagus for approx. 6 mins until just tender, not quite cooked, drain  and leave. Make stock adding stock cubes to boiling water.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry onion and garlic until soft, not brown.
  3. Add rice and fry for approx. 3 mins over a medium heat so rice toasts. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon.
  4. Pour in wine and continue to cook over a medium heat until it is absorbed. Now start adding stock, pour in a couple of ladlefuls of the stock and bring to a simmer. Continue to cook and stir until all the stock is absorbed.
  5. Pour in the rest of the stock a ladle-ful at a time and cook until absorbed. After approx. 15 mins and when you have have roughly 2 ladlefuls of stock to go add the asparagus so it can continue to cook through.
  6. Once all the stock has been absorbed and rice is cooked remove the pan from the heat and add the butter and parmesan (reserve a little for sprinkling on top). Stir everything continuously for 1 minute so the risotto becomes very creamy. Season with salt, black pepper and remaining parmesan and serve immediately.

Comments

Jane McCabe says:
This is on this week's menu for sure! I'll send a picture x