dish
Risotto with Fresh Asparagus

4
Serves
323
Calories
13
Nutrients
13
Vitamins

Ingredients

about 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup diced onions
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup asparagus , cut into 2" lengths

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat the broth in a saucepan and keep hot over low heat.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a separate medium-sized pot. Add the onion and cook until it turns translucent, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the rice to the onion mixture, stir and turn the heat to low. Add about 1 cup of the hot broth to the rice mixture, and stir slowly until the broth is absorbed.

4. Continue to add the broth 1 cup at a time, stirring slowly, letting the rice absorb the broth before adding more.

5. While the risotto is cooking, blanch the asparagus in boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes. Drain.

6. The risotto is cooked when it is creamy on the outside and slightly firm (al dente) in the center, about 20 to 25 minutes in all. Stir in half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the asparagus. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If the risotto is too thick, add a little more broth until it becomes creamy.

7. Divide the risotto into serving dishes and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and asparagus.

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
323
Protein
12 g
Total Carbohydrate
49 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
1 g
Sugar
3 g
Total Fat
7 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
13 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
16 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
63 %
Percent Calories from Fat
21 %
Vitamin A
283 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
0 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
1 mcg
Vitamin C
5 mg
Vitamin D
4 IU
Folate
46 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
14 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
215 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
124 mg
Potassium
129 mg
Sodium
461 mg
Zinc
1 mg