Springtime Asparagus Risotto Recipe

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Springtime Asparagus Risotto
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  1. N a saucepan heat up the chicken stock and have a ladle handy.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat add some olive oil and sauté the asparagus for 2 minutes. remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add some more olive oil and sauté the shallots until they are soft. Add the risotto and sauté it until it starts getting a little color.
  4. Add the white wine to the rice and stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until all the wine is absorbed by the rice. I don't measure the wine but I imagine its about 1/2 cup.
  5. Once the wine is absorbed start the process of adding the stock. Add a ladle of stock, stir let it cook and combine, stir...repeat this process for about 20 minutes until your stock is all gone. Throughout this process you will probably adjust your heat up and down depending on the pan you use. The point is to have the rice not stick to the pan and to release its starches.
  6. Once all the stock is complete add the cheese, stir to combine. At this point you might think that the risotto is a little loose...don't worry. Taste for salt and adjust accordingly. Add the asparagus, stir to combine, remove from the heat and cover for 5 minutes or so.
  7. Uncover, stir and serve. I like to plate this on a bed of baby arugala and add the pistachios. The cumulative whole is outstanding both visually and in taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 456.49 Kcal (1911 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.62g 10%
Cholesterol 18.2mg 6%
Sodium 571.3mg 24%
Potassium 823.84mg 18%
Total Carbs 76.21g 25%
Sugars 16.89g 68%
Dietary Fiber 5.68g 23%
Protein 21.18g 42%
Vitamin C 13.9mg 23%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 208.2mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 91.82 Kcal (384 kJ)
Calories from fat 11.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.33g 10%
Cholesterol 3.66mg 6%
Sodium 114.92mg 24%
Potassium 165.71mg 18%
Total Carbs 15.33g 25%
Sugars 3.4g 68%
Dietary Fiber 1.14g 23%
Protein 4.26g 42%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 23%
Iron 0.5mg 14%
Calcium 41.9mg 21%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.9
  • 11

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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