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Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto made with brown rice

Updated on July 6, 2009

Thanks to Joni Reed for this wonderful redux

 

Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

 

Rice:  1 lb. brown rice, uncooked

 

Bring 5 c. water to a boil in medium (3 quart) saucepan.  Add rice; cover and simmer for about 40 minutes until tender.

 

Vegetables:  1 medium red onion, diced

             1 large red bell pepper, diced

             8 - 10 large mushrooms, sliced

             6 - 8 cloves garlic, minced

 

Cut up above vegetables. Set aside.

 

Seasonings:  1/2 c. dry red wine

             half 4.2 oz. bottle vegetable broth

                 concentrate or enough bouillon cubes                     to make six cups broth

             1 1/2 Tbl. dried or 3 Tbl. fresh parsley,                    chopped

             1/2 tsp. salt

             1/2 tsp. white pepper

             1 Tbl. Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning

 

In one quart bowl, combine all above seasonings in two   cups of water. Set aside.

 

Miscellaneous:  2 Tbl. olive oil

                12 asparagus spears, cut into 1” pieces

                8 oz. grated Italian cheeses

 

In a large (8 -10 quart) pot, heat olive oil. 

Sauté onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic for 5 min.

Add seasonings and liquids; increase heat to a low boil.

Add asparagus; simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Add rice to pot.  Gently fold in cheese and serve.

 

Takes one to one and a half hours.

Makes 3 - 4 quarts.

Joni Reed, the author of this great dish
Joni Reed, the author of this great dish

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      Stan Dyer 7 years ago from Everywhere life is...

      If you have any questions about this recipe, the preparation or the quantities, please feel free to contact me directly at ovolacto@juno.com for clarification. Done correctly, this is the best risotto in the world and is a great side dish for a variety of entrees. The rice does not, however, freeze well, so plan on eating plenty!

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