Asparagus, Roasted Garlic and Lemon

Posted by: RisaG 09-17-99 5:28 PM

Asparagus, Roasted Garlic and Lemon Risotto (Microwave)

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Recipe By : RisaG/John Ash
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Rice Dishes

Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 cup shallots, sliced
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3/4 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 tbsp. roasted garlic
1/2 cup dry white wine
5 cups rich vegetable stock or chicken stock, heated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese or asiago cheese, freshly grated
2 tsp. lemon zest, grated
3/4 cup young asparagus, sliced in 1/2" pieces
1/4 cup fresh chives, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh chives, as garnish
Shaved Parmesan cheese, as garnish

Directions are for microwave cooking: Place 3 tbsp. of butter in a microwaveable container. Place it in microwave oven and cook on HIGH for 1 minute just to melt butter. Add shallots and cook on HIGH for 2 minutes to soften shallots. Add rice; stir well to coat all grains with butter. Cook on HIGH, covered, for 3 minutes. When oven beeps, stir well. Add garlic, wine and stock and cook for another 15 minutes on HIGH, covered.

While rice is cooking, put some water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil, add asparagus and blanch for 30 seconds. When done, drain well and then place it under cold running water for a minute; drain and set aside.

When rice is done, add cheese, lemon zest, shiitakes, asparagus, and salt and pepper. Stir well and serve with a salad and some good bread.

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