Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Mushroom Risotto, No fuss!

Risotto has a reputation of being difficult to do well…that it is hard to make at home…

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But I watched HHjr whip this up for us the other night with no problem at all!

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This is one of his signature dishes and he said I could share it with you


Make sure you use an absorbent  rice, such as Arborio.

Spinach is optional in his recipe, and you can use vegetable or chicken broth


Chop the onion and asparagus.  If you buy the mushrooms already sliced, it’s a real time saver


Saute onion in butter and olive oil until transparent.  Add Arborio and cook 3 minutes


Add 1 cup of broth


Toss in the raw mushrooms and asparagus. Season with pepper.  Cook over medium low heat stirring occasionally


Once broth has been absorbed, add another cup of broth and continue cooking low and slow.  Add spinach if desired. Repeat process, adding broth 1 cup at a time until absorbed and all broth is added

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Top with shaved Parmesan cheese


Gently stir cheese in to melt

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Asparagus Mushroom Risotto

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 onion, chopped

8 oz sliced mushrooms, such as baby bella

16 asparagus spears, cut into 1″ pieces

fresh spinach leaves, optional

1 cup Arborio or rice for risotto

4 cups chicken broth


1 T butter

drizzle of olive oil

1-2 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese

Saute onion in a butter and olive oil until transparent.  Add risotto and cook 3 minutes.  Add 1 cup broth.  Add mushrooms and asparagus.  Season with pepper. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.  When broth has been absorbed, add spinach [optional] and another cup of broth.  Continue until all the broth has been added and absorbed.  Sprinkle with cheese and serve.  Serves 4

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I love this dish because the rice and vegetables cook at the same time.  You can make this while you’re doing other things, just give it an occasional stir~

I hope you enjoy this easy, no fuss risotto!

Especially easy if you can get someone else to make it for you  🙂

for another printable version of Asparagus and Mushroom risotto click here


I will be sharing with the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and:

Pure Grace Farms

Melanie Makes

4 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus Mushroom Risotto, No fuss!”
  1. Mary says:

    This sounds wonderful Jenna! I love the combination of the mushrooms, asparagus & spinach in this no fuss version 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a great meatless meal Jenna! Perfect for lunch:@)

  3. Jazzzlover says:

    Mmm, delicious! I wanna say that no rice cooker can do it, really. I do it in my Redmond 4500 multicooker and you know – it is fantastic! That is not just my opinion, my friend ask me to do your recipe! Thank you!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Your Risotto looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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