Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Make it: Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

About a month ago I posted a risotto recipe. This one is similar but I thought I would include it in the Make it Series with some more pics to illustrate the yumminess of this. Any kind of risotto is very close to my heart, the comfortness of the rice and the creaminess of this dish make it a go-to for many of my dinner with friends evenings. It is truth that you have to make it right bang before serving but I don't mind greatly cooking with friends. So let's crack on!

Printable recipe here 


 (seves 2 generous portions, probably 3 normal ones)

300 gr arborio rice
1 cup of white wine
3 cups of chicken broth (you can make it, I use 1 1/2 cubes)
150 gr of mushrooms (I use button mushrooms usually)
200 gr of asparagus (1 bunch)
2 knobs of butter (2 tbsp)
grated parmesan cheese

Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

How to Make it

This is a super easy recipe, it just needs a bit of prep, a lot of stirring and it's done in a whiff. Warm your chicken stock in a small pan, I don't know how much water exactly, about 1 litre will do, you can always add a bit more of needed later. 
Chop your asparagus and mushrooms and cook in a pan with a bit of olive oil (I recommend doing this while stirring the rice so its warm). 
In a large(ish) deep pan/pot heat up 2tbsp of olive oil, when hot (not sizzling though) throw in your rice, and stir nicely to get it all oil coated. Throw in the wine and stir until it evaporates. Put the heat on medium and start slowly throwing in the warm kitchen stock while you keep stirring nicely. When the liquid evaporated, throw in more and so on. It takes about 20 minutes for the rice to be cooked, but as always taste it beforehand, it has to be hardish outside but soft inside. Just before taking it out throw in the cooked mushrooms and asparagus and a big dollop of butter. Stir stir stir. take it off the heat and mix in the parmesan cheese. You will see how creamy it is. Serve hot but let it seat 3-4 minutes before. Enjoy

Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms
Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Printable recipe here

All photos by A Diary of Lovely


  1. that looks very yummy!!!! certainly going to try it soon

  2. I just wanted you to know that I included your recipe in a collection of asparagus recipes that is on Simple Living and Eating today. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too. http://www.simplelivingeating.com/2014/04/asparagus-recipes-seasonal-eating.html


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