Lemon Asparagus Risotto Recipe
The bright, fresh flavors of asparagus and lemon permeate this creamy rice dish. Try not to rush this dish, it's worth the wait.
Exactly what I had in mind! What a shame the previous reviewer gave it just 3 stars, stating the recipe is tedious because of the constant stirring and the adding of broth: that is the method of risotto! I had no problem with the rice getting soft or sticking either. I used arborio rice as called for and stirred to prevent sticking and the texture was PERFECT. I did not measure the amount of broth I added though, I just added until the rice was done. Perhaps the previous reviewer had their broth at too high of a head and it boiled down, therefor lessening the amount of broth available to cook the rice? One thing to note though: I didn't have a lemon on hand and instead used bottled lemon juice, skipping the zest. I highly recommend you do NOT do this and make sure you have a lemon available. I could taste that fresh lemon juice with zest would have a brighter, cleaner flavor. Lastly, I added salt and white pepper to taste when I added the steamed asparagus because I wanted to taste the rice once al
This is the first risotta I have ever made. It was super tasty. I served it with a roasted lemon chicken and the two played really well off each other. My boyfriend and roommate also raved about it. Highly recommend.
Amazing recipe. Had to use a lot more liquid. Next time try larger ladle size to keep grains entirely wet at all times to allow them to fluff. Did asparagus on the BBQ then added.
A delicious, authentic-tasting Italian risotto with chicken and asparagus. Perfect with a glass of Italian wine!
Our asparagus risotto collection includes light Lemon Asparagus Risotto as well as hearty recipes with shrimp, chicken, and mushrooms.
The cooking method for this risotto is not traditional, but even without constant stirring the result is excellent. The flavors of grated cheeses vary. Start with 1/3 cup, and then add more if desired. Serve risotto in 1-cup portions as a side dish or larger portions as a main dish. A pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc wine would make a lovely accompaniment.
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