Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto


I can't believe how long it's been since we've made risotto - it seems like we used to make it all the time.  This recipe is for a creamy version that's delicious and easy to make.  Like most good things in the kitchen, it just takes a little time and patience.

In a deep skillet, over medium heat, saute:
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 small Onion, diced

When Onions begin to soften, stir in:
1 Cup Arborio Rice
Continue stirring until rice is lightly browned

Add 4 Cups Chicken Broth in 1 Cup increments, stirring until almost completely absorbed in between additions.

Then stir in:
1 Cup White Wine (We used Vouvray because we had an open bottle.)
1 Bunch Fresh Asparagus, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
2 Cups Cooked Chicken, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 Tablespoon Capers
1 teaspoon Sunny Paris Seasoning
Salt and Pepper, to taste

When liquid is absorbed, and vegetables and chicken are headted through, finish with:
1/4 Cup Cream
1/2 Cup Parmesan, shredded
Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. 
Stir before serving.


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And, you can always add more cheese!

Buon Appetito!


Gang of Pelicans, Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

6 comments:

  1. Chicken risotto. Mmmm. Sounds like dinner :-)
    Love the pelicans - especially the one that is giving the world "the eye".

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  2. Yours is the second risotto post I've read this afternoon. It sounds magnificent...I need to put Arborio rice on my shopping list!

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  3. Love this Risotto with so many delicious ingredients.. Thank you for introducing the Sunny Paris Seasoning :)

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  4. Risotto is getting higher and higher on my list of 'must cook' foods. Yours sounds delicious. I love the birds! They look like a gaggle of women who are pursing their lips with contempt at being disturbed!

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  5. I'm on a rice free diet, craving it, and made the mistake of coming here now and saw THIS. Oh my. I adore Risotto and this looks so good. It on my reward night list now! MMM hmmm..

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  6. Hi Susan, I love risotto and your pairing of chicken with asparagus sounds delicious! Besides, cooking with wine makes almost anything good :). I see in another post that you mentioned growing up in Italy - lucky you! It's my dream to move there long-term and always fun for me to meet others who share my love of Italy. Have a great weekend!

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