Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Risotto

The other night HHjr made a wonderful vegetable risotto

It was full of asparagus, mushrooms and leeks

It tasted like heaven on a chilly evening

Risotto isn’t hard to make,

especially if you make it when you are going to be in the kitchen anyway

so you can give it occasional stirring

Give the vegetables a quick saute in a skillet with butter

This will start the cooking process and they will continue to cook as the broth is added

Add rice* and cook for about a minute

*make sure you use Aborio rice

Add 1 cup broth

Then mushrooms

Cook, stirring occasionally until broth is absorbed

Repeat this step with each cup of broth until it is all absorbed

Serve topped with Parmesan

Or lemon slices


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Aborio Rice
  • 4 cups Mushroom stock {or vegetable stock} divided
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 leeks
  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 8 oz. sliced white mushrooms
  • lemon slices optional
  • Parmesan cheese optional


  • Chop leeks, using as much or as little per your taste.
  • Break off tough ends of asparagus and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • Melt butter in large skillet. Add leeks and asparagus and give them a quick saute 3-4 minutes, over medium high heat.
  • Add rice to skillet and cook 1 minute. Add 1 cup stock. Stir and add mushrooms.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until all broth is absorbed.
  • Add another cup of broth and repeat. Do this, 1 cup of broth at a time until it’s all incorporated. Season to taste. Serve immediately and garnish with lemon or Parmesan cheese
Keyword fancy side dish, leeks, mushrooms, rice, risotto



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27 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Risotto”
  1. Nancy says:

    That looks yummy! Asparagus is on sale here this week!
    I’m always looking for tasty sides. THANK YOU!

  2. Jenna, we love risotto and often have as our main dish! This looks so delicious and thanks to HHjr for the recipe. It would be perfect for this cold day! Stay warm…

  3. Love risotto. And love asparagus. And boy, would that ever be a fabulous meal. I’ll remember this one. I often add shrimp too and that would work with the asparagus.

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I love risotto, and this looks scrumptious! I have never made it from scratch. I usually buy a mix, but you have inspired me to try my hand at it. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy Tuesday!!!

  5. This looks so good. I really love rice-based dishes.

  6. lulu says:

    Risotto is one of my favorite foods and I make it often. Like you, I don’t find it difficult to prepare.
    LSU/Alabama must have been hard for you to watch but it was a great game. FYI, I am meeting Bonnie Morgan this weekend and so looking forward to it.

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    This sounds so good! Pinning! I have everything but that special rice, darn, it could have been my supper tonight! Will have to get it and try this. Thanks Jenna.

  8. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Looks delicious! I’ve never noticed mushroom stock before! I must look carefully.

  9. Oh my this looks so very good! I love everything in this dish! Looks so easy to whip together too! My kind of dish. Hugs and blessings to you sweet Jenna.

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    This does sound good! I love all the ingredients. I’m curious if you served anything else with it? Thanks for the recipe Jenna! ❤️

  11. Miz Helen says:

    What a lovely Risotto, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 457. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. This is my idea of a perfect supper!!!!

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