Saturday, May 1, 2010

Easy Asparagus Risotto

Spring = Asparagus

Photo by Alessandra Zecchini©

Here is an easy and classy risotto

Get a pot ready with 1.5 of vegetable stock (home made or organic)
Clean a bunch of asparagus and cut into 3-4 cm pieces (remove only the woodiest part, the rest of the spears are fine). Keep aside.

Finely chop a small onion (possibly white), put in a capable casserole or saucepan with 2 tbsp of olive oil and cook until the onion is translucent, but not brown yet.

Add the 500 g of arborio rice.
Stir, add one glass of white wine.
Stir, add one ladle of vegetable stock.
Stir, add the asparagus spear pieces, but not the tips!

Keep stirring and adding vegetable stock until the risotto is nearly cooked. It will take about 20 minutes. Add the asparagus tips only at the last 5 minutes of cooking.

If you are not a vegan you can add a piece of butter and/or some parmesan cheese at the end. Always stir well. This last step is called mantecare in Italian and it is an essential step in many risotti.


  1. This looks nice and easy. Belated Happy Birthday, R U back yet?

  2. That is such a lovely photo. If your risotto tastes half as good as it looks you have another winner. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. What a classic spring dish, Alessandra. Asparagus is perfect in risotto and yours looks scumptious.
    And a most happy belated birthday to you — many more in good health!

  4. Thank you all. Jo and Barbara, I quite like belated happy birthday greetings, they make the birthday last longer :-)

  5. 勤勉是幸運的右手,節儉是幸運的左手。......................................................


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