Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 525
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Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min

Sautéed porcini mushrooms create a marvelous balance when combined with fresh asparagus and a rich chicken broth in this risotto. Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian is the perfect ingredient to merge the savory flavors and serves as an aromatic topping. This recipe is a certified crowd-pleaser.

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 oz. dried porcini mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots or chopped onion
  • 8 oz. sliced assorted fresh mushrooms, such as button or crimini
  • 1-1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine (optional)
  • 8 oz. asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces, blanched 1 min in boiling water
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, divided
  1. Cook broth and half the porcini mushrooms in medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining porcini and fresh mushrooms; cook 3 additional minutes. Add rice; cook 1 minute over a constant simmer. If desired, add wine; simmer until absorbed.
  3. Add 1 cup broth mixture to skillet. Simmer, stirring frequently, until broth is absorbed. Continue to add broth 1/2 cup at a time, keeping rice mixture at a constant simmer and stirring frequently. Repeat until rice is cooked through and creamy, using all broth mixture, about 18 minutes. (If needed, add hot water 1/2 cup at a time in place of broth.) Stir in asparagus; heat through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and serve.

Serving Size 4

Calories 525

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 19.00g 29%
Sat. Fat 6.90g 37%
Mono Unsat. Fat 7.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.10g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 1312mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 33RE
Vitamin C 7mg 12%
Calcium 330mg 31%
Iron 3mg 17%