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Serving size 4
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4 cup mushroom or vegetable broth1 cup water1 lb asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil⅓ cup chopped shallot3 clove garlic, minced1 Tbsp fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried8 oz shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps sliced1 cup Arborio rice1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or other full-bodied dry red wine½ cup finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for garnish¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish¼ tsp freshly ground pepper


1. Bring broth and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Remove to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Reduce the heat under the liquid to maintain a gentle simmer.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add shallots, garlic and thyme; cook, stirring often, until starting to soften, 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add rice; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring often, until the wine is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add 1 1/2 cups of the simmering broth and cook, stirring, until it is absorbed. Continue to cook on medium-low, adding broth in 1/2-cup increments, and stirring frequently after each addition, until most of the liquid is absorbed. The risotto is done when all the broth is used and the rice is creamy and just tender, 24 to 28 minutes total.

4. Stir in the reserved asparagus and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese, parsley and pepper. Serve immediately, sprinkled with more cheese and parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 336 11%
  • Calories from fat 63 3%
  • Total Fat 7gm 29%
  • Sodium 704mg 16%
  • Total Carbohydrates 49gm
  • Fiber 4gm
  • Protein 10gm
  • Cholesterol 9mg 16%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Cheese, American, Italian, Easy, Fall, Winter

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