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 diced yellow onions
2 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 chopped smoked ham
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 35 minutes, Serves: 6

1. 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.

2. 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.

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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