Creamy Lemon-Asparagus Risotto

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(50) 41 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
20
min.
Servings

6 servings

Use this risotto as a rice alternative at the dinner table. Its creamy lemon sauce complements the asparagus perfectly. Your family will thank you.

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  • Cook onions in hot oil in large skillet on medium heat 2 min. or until tender.
  • Stir in rice, asparagus and broth. Bring to boil; simmer on low heat 5 min.
  • Add reduced-fat cream cheese, lemon zest and juice; cook until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring constantly.

How to Shop For Fresh Asparagus

Examine tips of asparagus for signs of freshness. The tips should be closed and not too dry. A wrinkle in the stem or breaking down of the tip identifies old asparagus.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this risotto with grilled chicken or shrimp.

Substitute

Substitute 1/2 cup dry white wine for an equal amount of broth.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 1-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Enjoy the spring harvest with this delicious risotto! As a bonus, this meatless entree can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 190
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 280mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • mrspastewski |

    Just made this for lunch -- very easy! Used brown rice instead of white and garlic instead of onion (used 2 cloves, will use more next time!). Used double the amount of asparagus and extra fresh lemon juice! If using brown rice, you'll need to cook longer for the rice to be soft! Also, added black pepper.

  • mooneygirl01 |

    it was delish

  • dwestp01 |

    My bad-while copying this recipe I realized that I used long cooking rice instead of instant, which would explain why the rice wasn't done!

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