Ham Risotto with Green Asparagus

2013-11-01
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 45m

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Ham risotto with green asparagus. Very delicious Italian meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (960 g) green asparagus
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves,peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups (1 L) vegetable broth
  • 10 oz (300 g) risotto rice
  • 6 oz (180 g) cooked ham,finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter,flaked
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • parsley leaves,for garnishing

Method

Step 1

Peel the lower third of the green asparagus stalks. Trim the ends and slice into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

In a pan,preheat 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chopped garlic and saute briefly. Add asparagus and saute briefly. Add a little water and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes. Cover pan and set aside.

Step 3

Bring the broth to a simmer in small pan.

Step 4

In a large pan,fry the rice in remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Gradually add the vegetable broth,stirring occasionally,over the next 20 minutes(add more vegetable broth as it evaporates).

Step 5

Just 5 minutes before risotto is done,add asparagus and warm through. Stir ham,flaked butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese into the rice. Add seasoning to taste. Garnish with the parsley.

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