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Mushroom Asparagus Risotto

What you need: 

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cups portobello mushrooms, sliced or cubed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups vegetable stock, divided
1 1/2 cups asparagus, chopped
splash lemon juice
1/2 cup "parmesan cheese" (I use1/4 cup ground sesame seeds mixed with 1/4 cup nutritional yeast)

What you do: 

1. Heat oil in large skillet. Saute onions for about 3 minutes, add mushrooms and garlic, saute for 5 minutes. Stir in rice, salt, and pepper.
2. Add 1/2 cup vegetable stock and cook, stirring constantly until the stock is mostly absorbed. Keep adding 1/2 cup at a time until the last 1/2 cup.
3. Throw in asparagus and the last 1/2 cup vegetable stock and continue to stir constantly until stock is absorbed and asparagus is tender. Add lemon juice and stir over heat.
4. Fold in the "parmesan cheese."
This takes a long time to make so I often double the recipe to save leftovers for the rest of the week.
Source of recipe: This recipe was modified from a Vegetarian Times April 2005 recipe.

Preparation Time: 
about 30 minutes, Cooking time: about 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
about 30 minutes
Recipe Category: 


Comfort Food!

Such a great recipe. Although, I think the recipe should be 2cups (cooked) rice. I had the same issue as reflexorozy- I had to add a lot more water even though i only used 1 cup uncooked rice. And that still made plenty for two people with leftovers.

My other additions: diced sundried tomatoes, bay leaf, and thyme. Amazing!  I can't wait to make it again.


This recipe was delicious.

I can't think of any mi stakes I made in cooking this, but my experience differed from the expectations given in the recipe. I ended up needing to add four additional cups of water before the rice was done cooking, the constant stirring part took an hour rather than a half hour, and the recipe made way more than four servings.

None of this seems to have affected the taste. It's a great recipe.

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