dish
Asparagus Risotto with Gremolata

6
Serves
407
Calories
14
Nutrients
13
Vitamins

Ingredients

2 pounds asparagus
6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
2 cups Arborio rice
6 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese , optional

Cooking Instructions

1. Cut away all the tough ends from the asparagus, leaving only the tips and tender parts. Blanch in salted boiling water for 5 minutes, then refresh in cold water. Drain, pat dry, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces and set aside.

2. Pour the broth into a saucepan and bring to a simmer; adjust the heat under the broth to maintain a gentle simmer. Ladle out 1 cup of the hot broth, place in a bowl, add the saffron and set aside.

3. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender and translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the rice and stir until opaque, about 3 minutes. Add a ladleful of the simmering broth and stir until the broth is absorbed. Lower the heat and continue to add broth, a ladleful at a time.

4. For the final cup, add the saffron and its broth along with asparagus. Stir until the broth is absorbed and the rice kernels are al dente at the center and creamy on the outside, 20 to 25 minutes in all.

5. Combine the ingredients for the gremolata. When the rice is perfectly cooked, stir in the gremolata and heat through. Serve immediately. Pass the Parmesan if you like.

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
407
Protein
13 g
Total Carbohydrate
73 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
8 g
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
3 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
13 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
72 %
Percent Calories from Fat
16 %
Vitamin A
1306 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
1 mcg
Vitamin C
27 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
200 mcg
Vitamin E
5 IU
Vitamin K
60 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
130 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
123 mg
Potassium
485 mg
Sodium
1084 mg
Zinc
1 mg