Rating: 4 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Clif Holt, chef-owner of Little Savannah in Birmingham, Alabama, prepares this classic risotto for harvest dinners at Jones Valley Urban Farm. For a vegetarian entrée, use vegetable broth.

Clif Holt
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2009

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups risotto and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place 1 cup asparagus and 1 cup broth in a blender; puree until smooth. Combine puree, remaining 2 cups broth, and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

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  • Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining puree mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in remaining 3 cups asparagus; cook 2 minutes.

  • Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, cream, salt, and pepper. Transfer risotto to a bowl. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Source

Little Savannah, Birmingham, Alabama

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 4.4g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 44g; fiber 4.1g; cholesterol 23mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 634mg; calcium 144mg.
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