Monday, March 16, 2015

Lemon Risotto with Asparagus

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It's softball season and life has been nuts! Luckily, my husband rocks and has been cooking some delicious dinners! This recipe is awesome, give it a try!!

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Ingredients click to print

3-4 cups asparagus (may use just the tips or half the stalk including tips)

2 large leeks (white and light green parts)

3 green onion (white parts)
2 clove of garlic
2 cups short-grain rice (risotto, if you want a less creamy risotto use a medium grain rice like Calrose)
3 Tbsp. butter
1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil
½ cup dry white wine (may use white cooking wine)
5 ½ cup vegetable or chicken stock
Zest of a large lemon
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Directions

This is Matthew filling in for Cassie, because softball season started, start by rinsing the vegetables and bringing a medium sized pot of water to boil. Blanch the asparagus tips for about 2-3 minutes or until they turn a bright green, strain and transfer to a bowl filled with ice water to stop the cooking.

Bring the broth to a simmer, cover and set aside on a low to medium heat. While the broth is simmering prepare the vegetables. Mince the clove of garlic and green onions, dice the leeks. Heat the olive oil and half of the butter on medium to high heat, then sauté the garlic, green onions and the leeks until translucent and tender.

Add the rice to the sautéed vegetables, continuously stirring until the edge of the rice grain is translucent. Add the white wine and stir until absorbed, add the heated broth one cup at a time while stirring until absorbed by the rice, continue adding broth until you have ½ a cup left. Stir in the blanched vegetables and add the lemon zest, stir in the remaining broth. Once the broth is almost absorbed add the parmesan cheese and the remaining butter, serve immediately. The risotto should be creamy and tender while the asparagus has a nice firm bite.

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20 comments:

  1. This looks so springy and delicious! Can't wait to give it a try.

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  2. LOVE lemon with asparagus. This has got to be delicious! Pinned to make! Thank you for sharing!

    ~Robin

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  3. I love risotto! I am gonna have to try this recipe! My hubby has never had risotto, this will be a perfect introduction! Thanks for sharing! Pinning it!

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  4. Like the previous commenters, I love risotto too, and I'm definitely going to save your recipe for my menu next week! Glad I found you guys through the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link up! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Risotto with lemon sounds wonderful! Asparagus is the perfect feature for it!

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  6. That looks and sounds so good! Actually more healthy too which is always a plus. Thanks for linking up with the #bestoftheblogopshere link party.

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  7. Oh I could eat a bowl full!!! Pinned :)

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  8. This looks absolutely delicious, thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  9. What a great recipe for Lemon Risotto with Asparagus. My mouth is watering thinking about it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. This sounds delicious, perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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  11. I don't use asparagus as much as I should. This would be a great recipe for me to try. Thanks for linking up to Creative K Kid's Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I've pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday's Pinterest board.

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  12. This risotto looks so deliciously creamy! I am featuring you over at Simple Supper Tuesday, this week. We hope you can join us again, starting Monday night at 8pm EST.

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  13. I love making risotto. I love eating risotto and I love creamy, lemony risotto. Asparagus is a nice touch for spring.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo pot luck this week.

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  14. Wow, this looks so good I want to make it tonight! Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Pinning!

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  15. There's nothing like lemon and asparagus together and this is just the perfect time of year for it! Your recipe looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop. Hope to see you again this week :-)

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  16. Yum! This looks really good! I have a similar recipe I make sometimes, and I love that your husband made it! My hubby has a few recipes he makes, but when he makes them...they are SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

    J @ A Hot Southern Mess
    www.ahotsouthernmess.com

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  17. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  19. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing it at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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  20. How perfect for Easter dinner! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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