Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

I have had this recipe for quite a number of years, and to be honest, it is one of my absolute favorites. It's a nice springy dish which is actually rather easy to execute...just remember to choose small pencil thin asparagus. 

To round out this meal I like to pair the risotto with a glass of chardonnay and a Gorgonzola salad.

What you will need...

3T butter
1 large onion, chopped
5 1/2 c. of chicken broth
2 c. Arborio rice
1 lb frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 lb. asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
 1/2 c. white wine or champagne**
3 grinds of fresh black pepper

What you will need to do...

In a large skillet, saute the onion in the butter until the onion becomes translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the rice to the skillet and coat with the butter and onions. In the meantime, heat broth in a separate pot. Add a ladle of broth to the rice and stir until it is absorbed then repeat.  With the third ladle of broth also add the asparagus and shrimp...continue cooking and adding the broth. When the rice is just about done add the wine/champagne and black pepper. Cook until rice is slightly al dente and coated with enough broth so that the grains will stick together on a fork. Serve immediately and enjoy. Makes 6 servings.

**You can purchase pony bottles of champagne, they come is packs of 4. This way you don't have to uncork a regular size bottle for the small amount used in the recipe.

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    1. Barbara,
      dee dee

    2. Barbara: I have a collection of your recipes to make now. I just got a big bag of asparagus at Costco so will definitely make this soon..Happy Monday..Judy

    3. Thsi sounds wonderful. I will definitely make this, my hubby will love it. Thank you! XO, Pinky

    4. Barbara, I have made asparagus risotto twice in the past week! We have some growing in our garden, but I've had to supplement it with some from the store. I have been thinking of adding some shrimp and scallops the next time I make it. Definitely one of my favorite meals. I do have to substitute vegetable broth because my husband is allergic to chicken!

    5. I love risotto, and I haven't made it in so long. Perfect spring dish.

    6. I found you at Junk in their Trunk. This looks absolutely delicious. I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-4.html. I'm following via LF.

    7. Barbara,

      This looks so delicious. We love shrimp. Thank you.

      Barb ♥

    8. This looks delicious. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

    9. I can't wait until I can try the recipe...it looks so delish....love the asparagus with the shrimp...yummy...I am a new follower..so I won't miss anything...Phyllis

    10. Oh yeah, yum. Everything I love in this one. Can't wait to try it.
      Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.

    11. Barb,
      This sounds so easy and looks so yummy! I've made my list and will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing!

    12. I'm so glad you joined in at Whimsy Wednesdays. I have to try this recipe out. It looks even better the second time seeing it.

    13. MMM looks delish AND elegant!
      Thank you so much for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". I really appreciate your participation. See you next week!


    14. Looks so delicious, I can't wait to try it!!! some of my favorite foods all together!

    15. This looks yummy! I am a huge fan of shrimp :). I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-8.html

      Mrs. Delightful

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