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Risotto with Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce dried chanterelle mushrooms
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups (2-inch) sliced asparagus (about 3/4 pound)
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio or other short-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 275
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 8.4 g
  • carbohydrate 49.8 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 438 mg
  • calcium 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes or until soft. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup soaking liquid. Chop tomatoes; set aside chanterelles and tomatoes.

  2. Steam asparagus, covered, 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; set aside.

  3. Bring the reserved soaking liquid and broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic, and cremini mushrooms; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute. Stir in chanterelles, tomatoes, wine, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until wine is nearly absorbed. Stir in 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 3 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Add asparagus and cheese, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.