Thursday, June 14, 2012

Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto


Well it only took 3 glasses of wine but the risotto is finally done.  pheww but now I am diffidently buzzed and things are looking a little blurry lol.  I love risotto, yes it takes time to cook, but the end result is always worth it.
njdwuegt......This is how I should be typing right now, thank goodness for spell check =)

I'm getting nervous theres only a few days left before I leave for tech school.  I still haven't packed and we are going camping a day before I leave......I'm such a procrastinator.
By the way this risotto is great for any diet! if your dairy free, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian you can't go wrong with simple ingredients like rice, veggies and broth.

Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto
Adapted from Cleangreensimple.com

Yields 4-6 servings

Ingredients
1 White Onion diced
4-6 cloves garlic
About 1 - 1 1/2 cups Asparagus chopped into 1-2 inch pieces. remove the woody part of the stock
1 Cup diced mushrooms, your favorite kind
1 tsp dried Thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 Cup white wine
1 Cup Brown Basmati rice
32 oz Vegetable Broth
2 cups spinach either chopped or whole
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Lemon Juice


Directions
Heat a large pot or saute pan over medium heat, spray with cooking spray like Pam. Add onions, garlic and asparagus, stir occasionally until soft about 2-3 min.  Add mushrooms, salt, thyme and white wine. stir until soften another 2-3 min.  Add rice and stir till the rice is coated and its starts to make popping sounds. Add broth 1/2 cup at a time, stir well and let the rice soak up the broth before adding more. usually took about 5 minutes each time I add in some broth.
Once your on your last 1/2 cup of broth add the spinach, onion powder and lemon juice stir till spinach is wilted. Add salt and more lemon juice if needed

 *note* before you add the spinach if your rice still isn't completely soft to your liking either add more broth 1/2 cup at a time or water until the rice is nice and soft. I had to use a lot more broth than the original recipe called for, could be cause I was using brown rice instead of Arborio.


18 comments:

  1. I love risotto and like what you did with the asparagus and mushrooms!

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    1. Thank u, risotto is a fav of mine too

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  2. You have me quite intrigued with this 'gluten-free' direction. That sounds and looks great. I can only imagine it tastes great as well!

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    1. gluten free is different, im trying to make more dishes without wheat. the risotto goes great with wine as well ;)

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  3. Delicious risotto, I love anything with rice.

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  4. This looks great! Love that you use basmati rice instead of the standard arborio!

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    1. thanks, tho the basmati diffidently took longer lol. hence all the wine

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  5. This looks delicious and Brown Basmati is my absolute favorite rice!

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    1. thank u, i love the basmati cant wait to use it in some other recipes.

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  6. Isn't risotto wonderful? This sounds so good, and I love the asparagus with it. And the brown rice does take longer to cook than the arborio - arborio is a very short, starchy grain, which is what makes risotto extra creamy. :)

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    1. Hi willow, yes risotto is wonderful :) and thanks on the fun fact about the arborio, im glad i know why the brown rice take longer too cook =)

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  7. I have never made risotto, I really need to be brave and try it:) But I noticed a problem with your recipe? You forgot to list the 3 glasses of wine, hehehe! Love it!

    I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award:) Please come on over to my place for all the fun details.

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    1. lol your absolutely right, i totally forgot the 3 glasses of wine. thanks so much on the sunshine award! =) im heading over to your blog right now. have a wonderful week.

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  8. This is one of my midweek saviors! I love this combo. It is so yummy and comforting. Especially when eating it on the couch in my PJs!

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  9. I love the idea of brown rice risotto. It looks delicious!

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  10. Yum! Love Mushrooms, love asparagus. I'm so making this. Haven't seen brown basmati here (Melbourne) though. Will have to go hunting...

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