Creamy Asparagus Risotto Recipe

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Creamy Asparagus Risotto
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  1. 1. Cook the asparagus tips in a medium saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tips to a colander.
  2. And rinse in cold water; drain well.
  3. 2. Break the asparagus stalks in half. Add them to the boiling water and cook until very tender, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup of the cooking water, then drain the stalks. Puree the stalks with the reserved cooking water in a food processor. Using a rubber spatula, work the puree through a coarse sieve; you should have about 2 cups.
  4. 3. In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a simmer. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan. Add the shallots and cook over low heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until softened but not browned, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until the shallots are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir over moderate heat to coat the grains with the oil. Pour in the wine and continue stirring until the wine is almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  5. 4. Add 1 cup of the hot stock and stir constantly until almost absorbed. Continue adding the stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until it is absorbed before adding more. When the rice is almost tender, after about 15 minutes, add the asparagus puree. Continue to cook, stirring, until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite, about 4 minutes. Add the asparagus tips and stir for 1 minute to heat through.
  6. 5. Remove the risotto from the heat and stir in the butter and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and let stand for 2 minutes, then spoon the risotto into shallow bowls and serve.
  7. Serves 8.
  8. This risotto gets its velvety texture from the asparagus puree that's stirred in before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 625.84 Kcal (2620 kJ)
Calories from fat 272 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.22g 46%
Cholesterol 22.02mg 7%
Sodium 853.43mg 36%
Potassium 712.53mg 15%
Total Carbs 62.93g 21%
Sugars 11.29g 45%
Dietary Fiber 4.66g 19%
Protein 20.08g 40%
Vitamin C 12.2mg 20%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Calcium 199.7mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 115.89 Kcal (485 kJ)
Calories from fat 50.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.6g 46%
Cholesterol 4.08mg 7%
Sodium 158.04mg 36%
Potassium 131.95mg 15%
Total Carbs 11.65g 21%
Sugars 2.09g 45%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 19%
Protein 3.72g 40%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 20%
Iron 0.6mg 19%
Calcium 37mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.2
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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