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Asparagus and lemon Risotto

Mmmmm

Posted by: Rhona
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Cuisine

Italian

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Confident

Serves

2

Courses etc.

Main Courses
Starters

You will need

IngredientAdd
1 small onion finely chopped More products
200g arborio rice More products
50g butter Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
125ml white wine Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
1 litre hot vegetable stock More products
400g asparagus chopped This item is not available to buy. This could be because it is seasonal or out of stock. More products
salt More products
ground pepper More products
2 organic lemons, zest and juice More products
3 tbsp grated hard cheese Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products

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Method

  • Melt the butter in a wide high sided pan over a very low heat.
  • Peel and chop the onion finely.
  • Put onion in saucepan and let it soften stirring from time to time until it becomes translucent.
  • Stir in the rice, folding  the grains over briefly in the butter with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour in the wine and let it bubble down until the liquid has pretty much disappeared.
  • Add a large ladleful of hot stock, turn the heat up a bit, then let the liquid almost disappear before adding the pieces of asparagus and a second ladle of stock
  • Continue adding the stock as it boils down to almost nothing. Stir the rice often.
  • Season with salt and pepper, the lemon zest and juice and continue cooking until the rice is creamy but has a little bite left to it.
  • Stir in the hard cheese and eat immediately.

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Onions ORGANIC
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Arborio Risotto White Rice
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Unsalted Welsh Butter Gluten Free, ORGANIC
Calon Wen (250g)
£3.19
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Asparagus ORGANIC
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£6.90
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Fine Sea Salt
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Coarse Ground Black Pepper
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Lemon ORGANIC
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£0.85
Hard Cheese
Twineham Grange (150g)
£3.39
Available only in our Edinburgh shops