Asparagus, Corn & Pea Risotto

I have to be honest, I was always intimidated with cooking Risotto. I used to search for recipes & always want to give it a try. When I gave it a try, I was so satisfied with the results & was so proud.

It is such a smooth, creamy & tasty recipe. Rich in taste. With a few simple ingredients you can have such amazing results & more importantly, a delicious meal.

In this risotto recipe I chose to go simple. I have a craze for asparagus & wanted to cook a risotto with it. By adding the sweetness of the corn & also that bit of bite to it, it came together so nicely.

Adding the Grana Padano cheese adds to the creaminess of the risotto & also makes it richer in taste. So enjoy this Asparagus, Corn & Pea Risotto recipe & stay tuned for more risotto recipes.

Asparagus, Corn & Pea Risotto

Such a smooth, creamy risotto packed full of tastiness.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 598 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 25 g garlic minced
  • 140 g yellow onion diced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1500 ml beef stock
  • 200 g mini asparagus chopped
  • 125 g peas
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 140 g sweet corn
  • 450 g rice
  • 200 g grana padano grated

Instructions
 

  • Wash rice.
  • In a casserole pan, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the onions & garlic. Season them with salt, pepper & smoked paprika. Cook them for 3 minutes over medium to high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the rice to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the wine, set the heat to medium & cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 ladles of stock & stir slowly till it is absorbed. Continue adding 2 ladles of stock each time it is absorbed & continue stirring slowly.
  • Half way through the stock, add the ingredients to the rice & continue cooking, adding the stock & stirring slowly.
  • When all the stock is used & absorbed, add the cheese & stir together slowly.

Nutrition

Calories: 598kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 26gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 1039mgPotassium: 855mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1309IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 469mgIron: 3mg
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