Asparagus Risotto Recipe

Asparagus Risotto Recipe

By 08/05/2012

Asparagus are in season now and they taste just wonderful. They are so delicate and have that melt in your mouth taste.
I like them just on their own, steamed for a few minutes and drizzled with olive oil, a bit of salt and lemon.
Also added to risottos, pastas, salads or as a lasagne dish combined with ham like my mum does.
They are so versatile.

British asparagus seem to be particularly tasty and they can be considered a delicacy, they are a king of a vegetable.

I find cooking asparagus in a risotto makes the dish particularly creamy. As for any risotto you have to add a knob of butter at the end. In Italy we call this "mantecare" which means stirring the butter into the risotto after it has been cooked. This will make it creamy and translucent and will add extra flavour.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 25 minutes



Chop the onion and stir fry it until golden in a pan with the olive oil.

Chop the asparagus into small pieces and take the thicker ends off.
Add them to the onion with the rice, leaving the tips out.
Add  a drop of wine and stir fry for 8-10 minutes until soft.

Now add some hot water, the stock cube, salt and pepper, parsley and the asparagus tips.

Cook for 10-12 minutes and keep adding hot water when the rice dries out.

When the rice is cooked stir in the butter until it melts and serve immediately.

Sprinkle some grated Parmesan on top.



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36 Responses to Asparagus Risotto Recipe

  1. Anu

    Looks yum and the last asparagus picture looks lovely

  2. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    Lovely, refreshing dish : )absolutely adore asparagus, and love risotto, great combination, grazie mille! Ozlem

  3. Gloria

    Love asparagaus and this risotto look lovely! We havent asparagaus now:( i have to wait here we are in autumn!

  4. Rita

    I love risotto and asparagus so this is one I must try.Rita

  5. Rosita Vargas

    ohhh….amo los espárragos y mucho más en un risotto está de lujoabrazos y abrazos.

  6. simple baking

    The risotto looks inviting. M sure must have tasted very refreshing and totally yummy.

  7. melania

    Anche io ho preparato il risotto con gli asparagi.Il tuo è bellissimo e buonissimo.Un bacione

  8. Kit @ i-lostinausten

    Oh yum! Sounds & looks appetizing! Totally in the season & will try this soon! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. Hema

    Very delicious, love asparagus but haven't tried risotto yet, will try this dish soon..

  10. Catherine

    Dear Alida, Asparagus are one of my favorites. I like them served so many different ways. This recipe sounds wonderful. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  11. LAURA

    Ciao, ma quanto sono buoni gli asparagi!!! Mi piace il tuo risotto e la raffinata presentazione!!!Baci

  12. Phil in the Kitchen

    Asparagus is the spring produce that I look forward to more than any other and this is a lovely way to serve it.

  13. Balvinder (Neetu)

    Hi I came to your blog while looking for risotto recipes. I checked your orange perfumed and butternut squash risotto recipes.They sound interesting. This particular recipe with asparagus looks different because each grain is separate as if its cooked with basmati rice. I really liked this.

  14. Carmen Anderson

    Risotto is one of my favorite Italian dish, and yours looks so beautiful and yummy! ( I just pinned it on my pinterest!) Look forward to trying it soon!

  15. Giovanna

    un risotto delicatissimo e molto raffinato complimenti

  16. simran

    really nice………..very healthy.

  17. Günther

    fatto e presentato molto bene, l'asparago in risotto forse è il miglior modo per mangiare l'asparago

  18. All That I'm Eating

    I love risotto – I had it last night! Asparagus risotto sounds great, extra Parmesan!

  19. Giovanna

    Adoro gli asparagi e il tuo risotto è una vera delizia! Brava! :-)Un bacione

  20. Lenia

    Un risotto gustosissimo!Che bella presentazione!U bacione,carina!

  21. Angie's Recipes

    I must make some asparagus risotto too. Yours looks so very delicious.

  22. La cucina di Molly

    Buonissimo e delicato questo risotto, brava! Complimenti per la presentazione! Ciao

  23. Akila

    Never heard of this before… Will try soon

  24. LinsFood

    Who doesn't love a good risotto?! You presentation is excellent!

  25. Pegasuslegend

    I just love Risotto great idea to combine with asparagus!

  26. Petro Neagu

    I'm really not an asparagus person, I only eat it because I know it's good for me.But now seeing your pictures and recipe makes me think twice, maybe I'm judging it too hard.Asparagus can be tasteful too and I bet yours was :)Hugs

  27. Shaheen

    Its been a long while since ihave had a good risotto, this certainly looks appealing with asparagus which is in season too.

  28. Choclette

    Oh I haven't seen any asparagus yet this season, but I think when I do I'm going to have to make your risotto, it sounds delicious, what a lovely idea.

  29. Catherine

    Dear Alida, Visiting to wish you a Happy Mother's Day. Catherine xoxo

  30. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Your risotto looks delicious. Can you believe it, I don't think I cooked risotto…:) There's always something to learn…

  31. The View From The Table

    Hi Alida, this risotto looks lovely. I've just got hold of my first asparagus of the season from a local farm and a good risotto could be the way to go!

  32. Choclette

    I've made your risotto this evening Alida and we've just had it for supper – it was delicious. Thank you 🙂

  33. Alida

    Thank you. I feel honored when someone makes one of my recipes. For me it is the best reward ever and I am pleased you liked it!

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