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Creamy Asparagus Risotto Side Dish

 
One serving costs about $4.41 One serving costs about $4.41

$4.41 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 gluten-free,gluten free side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,European
spoonacular Score:70%

Spoonacular Score: 70%

 

The recipe Creamy Asparagus Risotto Side Dish could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in around 45 minutes. This recipe serves 6 and costs $4.41 per serving. This main course has 674 calories, 59g of protein, and 23g of fat per serving. Head to the store and pick up aged balsamic vinegar, arborio rice, shallots, and a few other things to make it today. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 46%, which is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Flemish Style Asparagus Side Dish, Creamy Cannellini Bean Side Dish, and Creamy Asparagus Risotto.

Risotto works really well with Chianti, Verdicchio, and Trebbiano. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. You could try Antinori Villan Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 36 dollars per bottle.

Antinori Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

Crafted from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, the 2010 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is intense ruby red in color with fruit and spice aromas. Light touches from the oak aging underscore the cherry and red berry notes that are typical of the Sangiovese grape. The wine's flavors are harmonious on the palate with tannins that are balanced and ripe. The lingering finish is vibrant with a pleasing minerality, which is typical of Chianti Classico.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
aged balsamic vinegar
1.5 cups
1.5 cups arborio rice
arborio rice
1.5 cups
1.5 cups arborio rice
arborio rice
1 pound
1 pound fresh asparagus
fresh asparagus
6 cups
6 cups canned fresh chicken broth
canned fresh chicken broth
0.25 cup
0.25 cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 cup
0.5 cup shallots
shallots
0.5 cup
0.5 cup sweet onion
sweet onion
1 tsp
1 tsp unsalted butter
unsalted butter
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps virgin olive oil
virgin olive oil
0.5 cup
0.5 cup sweet light white wine
sweet light white wine
1 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
aged balsamic vinegar
1.5 cups arborio rice
1.5 cups
arborio rice
1.5 cups arborio rice
1.5 cups
arborio rice
1 pound fresh asparagus
1 pound
fresh asparagus
6 cups canned fresh chicken broth
6 cups
canned fresh chicken broth
0.25 cup parmesan cheese
0.25 cup
parmesan cheese
0.5 cup shallots
0.5 cup
shallots
0.5 cup sweet onion
0.5 cup
sweet onion
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 tsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsps virgin olive oil
2 Tbsps
virgin olive oil
0.5 cup sweet light white wine
0.5 cup
sweet light white wine

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Chop the asparagus into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Heat the chicken stock to boiling.
  3. Lower the heat so the stock has a light rolling boil.
  4. Add the asparagus and boil for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove the asparagus from the stock with a slotted spoon.
  6. Retain the stock for later use in the risotto, keeping warm over medium heat, covered.
  7. Bathe the asparagus in cold ice water for a minute or two, drain and set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, in another large sauce pan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium low heat.
  9. Add the onion and shallot and cook 2-3 minutes, until translucent.
  10. Add the vinegar and blend together.
  11. Add the rice and cook in the pan for 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
  12. Add the white wine and stir until the wine is almost absorbed.
  13. Here is where you need to watch carefully and be patient.
  14. The rice will absorb the wine slowly, but if you are not careful, it will dry out and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  15. It is important to keep medium heat on it, so the rice will absorb the liquids, but do not let it stick.
  16. Add 1/2 c. of the chicken stock, stir, and continue to occasionally stir while the rice absorbs the stock.
  17. Carefully add the remaining stock in 1/2 c. increments, allowing the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more.
  18. By about 3 cups you will really start to see the creamy texture in the rice.
  19. This is good!
  20. When all the stock is absorbed, remove the rice from the heat, and add the grated parmesan, mixing thoroughly.
  21. Fold in the asparagus, being careful not to break the asparagus pieces.
  22. Serve immediately, sprinkling the thinly sliced parmesan over the top for garnish.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.79
Ingredient
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
1.5 cups arborio rice
1.5 cups arborio rice
1 pound fresh asparagus
6 cups canned fresh chicken broth
¼ cups parmesan cheese
½ cups shallots
½ cups sweet onion
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
½ cups sweet light white wine
Price
$0.49
$2.25
$2.25
$4.02
$16.29
$0.53
$0.65
$0.23
$0.04
$0.33
$1.63
$28.72

Nutritional Information

Quickview
853 Calories
62g Protein
23g Total Fat
89g Carbs
24% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
853k
43%

Fat
23g
36%

  Saturated Fat
6g
41%

Carbohydrates
89g
30%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
107mg
36%

Sodium
1062mg
46%

Alcohol
2g
11%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
62g
124%

Selenium
55µg
80%

Folate
284µg
71%

Manganese
1mg
63%

Phosphorus
496mg
50%

Iron
8mg
50%

Vitamin B3
9mg
49%

Vitamin B1
0.69mg
46%

Zinc
6mg
46%

Vitamin K
39µg
38%

Vitamin B6
0.73mg
36%

Vitamin B12
2µg
35%

Copper
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin B2
0.38mg
23%

Fiber
5g
21%

Magnesium
82mg
21%

Vitamin A
988IU
20%

Potassium
645mg
18%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Vitamin E
2mg
15%

Calcium
111mg
11%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.24µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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