Parmesan Asparagus Risotto 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, chopped in 1 inch pieces (about 1-2 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps

1. Heat vegetable stock to a simmer in a medium saucepan, then lower heat so stock stays hot.

2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat, add chopped shallot and saute for 2 minutes until translucent. Next add garlic and saute for an additional minute.

3. Add rice to the pan and stir so the rice is coated with oil. Continue to saute for 1 minute or until there is a slightly nutty aroma. Do not let the rice turn brown.

4. Next add the wine and cook while stirring until the liquid is full absorbed.

5. Once wine is absorbed, add a ladle of hot stock to the rice and stir until fully absorbed. When rice appears almost dry, add another ladle of stock and repeat the process until there are about two ladles of stock left. Now add the asparagus with another ladle of stock until the stock is again absorbed, add the last ladle with the parmesan cheese stirring until almost all absorbed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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