Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Pin now, make later! Mushroom Risotto

Pin now, make later! Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients for Risotto

6 cups vegetable broth

1 cup chopped fresh portobello mushrooms

1/2 cup hot water

3 tablespoons grapeseed oil

1/4 cup butter (I recommend Earth Balance)

1 1/2 cup asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 cup Arborio rice, uncooked

1/3 cup white wine (optional)

1 teaspoon white truffle oil (optional)

1 teaspoon chopped chives, for garnish

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Risotto

In a large saucepan add the vegetable broth, cover and keep warm over low heat.

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil and 1 tablespoon earth balance. Add the fresh mushrooms and asparagus, and sauté until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat and transfer to a medium size bowl. Using the same large sauté pan, heat the remaining grapeseed oil over medium heat and add the chopped onion pieces, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and remaining earth balance and sauté for 1 minute. Add the rice and stir until well combined. Add the wine and stir until the wine is absorbed (optional). Add 1 cup of the warm broth from the large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until nearly absorbed. Continue adding the broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently and letting each additional broth batch absorb before adding more. Continue adding the broth until the rice is tender and creamy, about 30-40 minutes. (I prefer very creamy Risotto and usually add all the broth, very rarely do I have some leftover)

Stir in the sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, and parmesan cheese to the rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish each serving with a sprinkle of chives, and the white truffle oil (optional).

Pin now, make later! Perfect Risotto

Pin now, make later! Perfect Risotto

Ph. by Taylor Pangman