Really… this doesn’t need much introduction. The girls were coming over for this month’s Happy Girls Wine Club and I decided we needed something with some substance but not too rich heavy.
There are so many things I love about this recipe.
- Its super creamy and there isn’t a lick of cream in it!
- Crockpot action eliminates the 45 minutes of carpal tunnel from stirring traditional risotto.
Crockpot Asparagus Risotto
- 3 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/4 cup arborio rice
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb. asparagus
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- In crockpot, mix together chicken broth, rice, wine, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Cook on high for 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
- Cut asparagus into 1-2 inch pieces.
- In a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Saute asparagus till begin to soften. Approximately 8-10 minute. Remove from heat.
- After risotto has cooked, mix in the asparagus and Parmesan and serve.
Look for the fun kick-off of the Happy Girls Wine Club plus the pairings we had with this dish.