My family loves risotto. I have been making my Butternut Squash Risotto recipe a lot lately and was in the mood for something different today. I bought some asparagus at the store and decided to use it for a new risotto recipe.
Asparagus is rich in folate, Vitamins A, C and K and potassium to name a few. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is important to get adequate amounts of folate and asparagus is a great source of this vitamin. Asparagus also helps control blood sugar levels which makes it a fantastic vegetable for diabetics or anyone watching their glucose levels.
I hope you enjoy this dish. Happy eating!
1 pound asparagus
2 cups arborio rice
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (or use Daiya Cheese to make dairy-free)
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp. ghee
1 Tbsp. parsley
2 tsp. Herbamare
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
Pepper to taste
Place the asparagus in a small pot with boiling water and boil until tender. Drain the asparagus and let it cool completely. Once it is cool, add it to a Vitamix or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes.
In a large pan over medium heat, warm up the olive oil and stir in the chopped onion. Cook until the onion is translucent. Add in the rice, pureed asparagus and garlic and stir for several minutes. Begin adding in the chicken stock one cup at a time. When the rice has absorbed all of the stock, add in 2 cups of water. When the rice is tender, stir in the ghee, Parmesan cheese, Herbamare, parsley, seasonings and pepper. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes.
Serve immediately. Sprinkle Parmesan or Daiya cheese on top.
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