Asparagus risotto with lemon is an excellent recipe in which fresh and tasty green asparagus can be perfectly used.
Asparagus, asparagus and again asparagus!
The asparagus season is in full swing. At least in Germany, where I live. And here you can find it almost everywhere. The whole country is completely crazy about asparagus. Green or white, it doesn’t matter. Germans love their asparagus.
Of course, both varieties are tasty, but I especially like the green one. I could eat it all the time. The freshness and flavor of fresh asparagus are fantastic.
That’s why I always like to try new and interesting recipes with asparagus. This Asparagus wrapped with ham and cheese did not disappoint at all and I certainly did not do it for the last time during this season.
You will definitely love this best asparagus risotto. It is a very simple recipe with just a few ingredients, while this amazing vegetable stands out very well.
How to make creamy asparagus risotto
If you have not missed the recipe for Italian mushroom risotto, you already know the technique. It is necessary to keep the ratio between rice and broth. Do not forget to mix regularly and gradually add the broth. The result is an excellent consistency and a creamy risotto.
If you want vegetarian asparagus risotto, have a vegetable broth ready. If you don’t care and you like chicken broth, you can definitely use it.
To prepare asparagus, snap off the wooden ends on one side and cut off the flowery ends on the other side. The wooden ends do not go into this risotto, but you can use them, for example, in soups.
However, don’t forget the tasty florets, which you will add to the risotto later. They will remain pretty fresh and crunchy.
What is the best rice for risotto?
I always prefer arborio rice. It is very tasty and especially easily accessible. If you really want the best risotto, never use some basic rice. The more common types of rice like jasmine or basmati do not contain as much starch.
This is one of the essentials for preparing the perfect risotto. Besides that, you need to use parmesan cheese. And try to get the original stuff – Parmigiano Reggiano. This asparagus risotto contains only a few components, so try to use quality ingredients.
If you buy whole parmesan, you will probably have some left for other delicious recipes. You can also use it, for example, with this excellent Spaghetti Carbonara recipe.
The recipe for asparagus risotto will take you about half an hour. That’s why it’s perfect for a quick dinner during a busy week.Print