Healthy eating: Easy asparagus risotto |

Healthy eating: Easy asparagus risotto


1 cup Arborio rice

¼ cup minced onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups chicken broth

¾ pound asparagus, trimmed and chopped in 1-inch lengths

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1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


In a 2-quart, microwave-safe dish, combine rice, onion and olive oil, mix well. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir in the broth. Continue to microwave on high for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Add asparagus, stir to combine and microwave on high for a final 5 minutes. Remove from microwave, stir in the cheese and let stand for 5 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Adapted from The Best of Simply Colorado