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Asparagus Risotto Recipe
Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Who doesn’t love a nice, hearty meal in the middle of winter? Out Midwest folks know that February is just as cold, if not colder, than January, so staying warm at home is always a good call.

Our Chef Nate has created the perfect cold-weather dinner for you and your family to enjoy with this Creamy Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto! Risotto always sounds so intimidating, but really it’s just about taking your time to let all the flavors meld and come to the correct consistency.

Our favorite part about this recipe is that it uses our Quick & Easy Asparagus, a fresh container of asparagus that can be thrown in the microwave for a quick prep. While this recipe doesn’t call for microwaving the asparagus, it’s still nice to have the fresh veggie ready to go. We hope you enjoy!

Creamy Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto

Risotto doesn’t have to be intimidating to cook! You can have a hearty meal in under an hour with fresh asparagus and mushrooms!

Recipe by Chef Nate
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Course: Main Course
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 quart chicken stock

  • 1 ounce dried mushrooms

  • 1 1/2 cups risotto rice

  • 1 1/2 pounds mushrooms

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

  • 2 medium garlic cloves, finely minced

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon light miso paste

  • 3/4 cup dry white wine

  • 1 container Crazy Fresh Quick & Easy Asparagus

  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated

  • 2 tablespoons Crazy Fresh Parsley Leaves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves, minced

Directions

  • Place chicken stock and dried mushrooms in a microwave-safe container. Microwave on high until simmering, about 5 minutes. Remove from microwave, and transfer mushrooms to a cutting board and chop.
  • Add rice to chicken stock, and stir. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl. Allow to drain well, shaking rice of excess liquid.
  • Heat oil and butter in a heavy 12-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add fresh mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until excess moisture has evaporated and mushrooms are well browned, about 8 minutes.
  • Add onion, garlic and chopped mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring, until rice is evenly coated in oil and is toasted, but not browned, about 4 minutes. Rice should start to look cloudy in the center. Stir in soy sauce and miso paste until evenly incorporated.
  • Add wine and cook, stirring, until alcohol smell has cooked off and wine has almost full evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  • Give reserved stock a good stir, and pour all but one cup over rice. Add a large pinch of salt, increase heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Stir rice once, making sure no grains are sticking to the side of the pan. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting.
  • Cook rice for 10 minutes undisturbed. Stir once, shake to gently redistribute rice, cover, and continue cooking until liquid is mostly absorbed and rice is tender with just a faint bite, about 5 minutes longer.
  • Remove lid. Stir remaining one cup of stock to distribute starch, then stir into rice. Increase heat to high, add asparagus, and cook, stirring and shaking rice constantly until asparagus is tender-crisp and rice is thick and creamy. Add more stock or water as necessary.
  • Take the rice off the heat. Add cheese and stir to thoroughly incorporate. Season with salt, and stir in the herbs. Serve immediately.
Crazy Fresh Creamy Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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