Risotto with Ham and Asparagus

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Risotto with Ham and Asparagus

Risotto with Ham and Asparagus
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup Yellow onions diced
2 ea cloves garlic minced
1 cup Rice Select Risotto Rice
1/2 cup white wine
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup asparagus pieces steamed
1/2 cup smoked ham chopped
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
1 tbsp. fresh thyme chopped
Salt and pepper to taste freshly ground
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in butter
until softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice; stir until
grains are coated with butter. Add wine and cook,
stirring frequently, until wine is evaporated.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add broth to the
skillet, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently.
Continue cooking and stirring, adding 1/2 cup
broth at a time until all of the broth has been
absorbed. Stir in asparagus, ham, cheese and
thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper and
serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information:
270 calories, 11 g protein, 7 g fat, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 6 points


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