Lemon Asparagus Risotto

By: The Local Palate

This lemon asparagus risotto offers a bright and fresh flavor profile perfect for transitioning to cooler weather. Asparagus paired with sweet lemon adds a lighter and brighter taste to creamy, stove-top risotto. The key ingredient in this risotto is Georgian-based company, Fresh Press FarmsHigh Oleic Sunflower Oil. This sunflower oil offers a healthier alternative to traditional cooking oils as it contains lower levels of saturated fat and high smoke points.

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Serves 4

  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  1. Heat vegetable broth over low heat until warmed through.
  2. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan set over medium heat, heat Fresh Press Farms High Oleic Sunflower Oil. Add chopped onion. Sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add arborio rice. Stir to coat with oil and onion mixture. Add white wine. Cook until absorbed, stirring constantly.
  4. To rice mixture, gradually add hot vegetable broth one ladleful at a time, stirring constantly. Allow each ladleful to be absorbed before adding next one,.
  5. When rice is tender but firm to the bite, add asparagus. Continue cooking until asparagus is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese. Season risotto with salt and pepper, and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Recipe By
    Fresh Press Farms

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