Use this asparagus risotto as a rice alternative at the dinner table. This delicious Creamy Lemon-Asparagus Risotto will make your family thank you.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch lengths
2 cups chicken broth
2 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese
Zest and juice from 1/2 lemon
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Let's Make It
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.
Serve this risotto with grilled chicken or shrimp.
Substitute 1/2 cup dry white wine for an equal amount of broth.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.