Quick-fix dinners like this one are ideal for everyone. I opted to roast the asparagus while the pot is in the oven, since roasted asparagus tastes best. Spring risotto is by far one of my fav meals! That makes me happy. This risotto has been on my list since I figured out how to make baked brown rice risotto last fall. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. I used white arborio rice since it was all I had (I cooked it for the 40 minutes instead of 55) and I stirred in some baby spinach towards the end until just wilted. I would probably add 1 more minute for a total of 7 minutes in the IP at high pressure. I’m happy you liked it, Kate! Wow – what wonderful flavors. I’ve been on a risotto kick lately, especially since it’s perfect to toss peas into : ) Happy Monday/Tuesday Kate! I swapped out peas for mushrooms and can’t get enough. Blink. Add the white wine, stir well, and allow the wine to evaporate. I cook fresh, vegetarian recipes. Thank you! IF YOU MUST USE WHITE ARBORIO RICE: Bake it for 40 to 45 minutes, until tender to the bite, and proceed as directed. Cream of Asparagus and Pea Risotto. Otherwise I wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Hi! Meanwhile, in a large pot or Dutch oven, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-low heat. I’ve never made risotto in the oven before. Need more coffee. This looks delicious! It was so easy! ), This spring risotto is such a beauty! Hope you loved it, Niki. Thank you for this recipe!!! https://www.marthastewart.com/1142752/lemon-risotto-asparagus-and-peas Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes. Hello! But worth it for that extra day of freedom. So good! Hi Kate, is it possible to make this dish without the vegetable broth? Used white Arborio because I couldn’t find brown rice, but turned out great! May 2, 2011. Keeping the stalk lying on the working surface will prevent it from breaking. (White arborio rice will only need to be baked for 40 to 45 minutes.) Once the risotto has been in the oven for 55 minutes, transfer the asparagus to the lower rack of the oven. The vegetables should still have a bite, they will continue cooking for some extra 5 minutes together with the rest of the dish. I really like your method of cooking the rice in the oven…it’s so easy! When I realized there was an almost 1 hour bake time, I found a similar instant pot recipe so I had an idea of the time to set the instant pot for. Baked risotto is so much less stressful than stovetop risotto! Accessibility Policy ⋄ Comment Policy ⋄ Nutrition Disclaimer ⋄ Photo/Recipe Policy ⋄ Privacy Policy, Subscribe to our newsletter! and this is the first real “meal” I’m cooking in our new home. Boil a saucepan of salted water add the asparagus & reduce to a simmer, cook for 3-5 mins depending on the size of the asparagus, remove and plunge into a bowl of … Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Made with two kinds of peas and Parmesan. Loved this! I don’t have much risotto but I’d love to give it a go one day :). So, I did as any good aspiring home cook would do. Will definitely be making this again! You might want to add nutritional yeast, to taste, for some cheesy flavor. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is cooked through (if it gets too thick, add more water) - this … Happy Mother’s Day to you, Adina. Risotto made with brown rice takes almost twice as long to cook (fact), but my method of baking it in a Dutch oven and stirring it for just a few minutes at the end seriously cuts down on effort. If you use green asparagus, cook it for a shorter time, a total of 5-6 minutes. 1 tablespoons butter This risotto features fresh asparagus and spring peas for fresh, seasonal, and subtly sweet flavors. Hi Shavonne, I think the air-tight feature is important here. But I never do, and I still loved all the risottos I have ever made, and I have made many, many of them. This was easy to make and really delicious. Cook the asparagus stalks for about 5 minutes, add the heads of the asparagus and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes or so. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. I am planning on making this Friday for a dinner party, but could only find canned peas at the grocer’s. Let me know how you like it! Can’t wait to serve it to my family. Amazing! (I also used frozen peas, and it was still delicious!). But the look of risotto, the name of it, the versatility and the “no meat”, cheesy deliciousness make it, in my eyes, something for the women. I don’t have a cast iron dutch oven. Looking forward to trying this! Hi Sally! Looks so good. I’m definitely making it again! Sautéed onions and garlic in IP prior to adding Arborio rice. I love the subtle lemony goodness – very springy. Peel the stalks with a vegetable peeler, starting under the head of the stalk. If your risotto looks dry, just add a bit more stock or water as needed. I just made this for dinner tonight! Made the vegan version, and sub’d an intense little rose instead of the white wine (since that was all I had in the house), so intense that I just used a quarter cup. I am happy to find out that you are the kind of cook that creates food which fits our taste buds. I’ve made it so many times since you first posted it. No constant stirring … Peas are a very much underrated vegetable. Please let me know! I made it for a dinner party last night, and it was fabulous!!! Even better as leftovers next day with a big side of rapini. {"cookieName":"wBounce","isAggressive":false,"isSitewide":true,"hesitation":"30","openAnimation":false,"exitAnimation":false,"timer":"","sensitivity":"","cookieExpire":"30","cookieDomain":"","autoFire":"","isAnalyticsEnabled":true}, Le Creuset 3 1/2-Quart Cast Iron French Oven, Zest and juice of ½ lemon, preferably organic (about ¼ teaspoon zest and 1 tablespoon juice), Handful chopped fresh parsley, for garnish. Before I entered the kitchen last night, I wanted to learn a bit about what I was working with. On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss the asparagus with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. You should not forget the cake, you could try this Strawberry Cheesecake for instance, but if you want more than cake, this pea and asparagus risotto would be perfect.