Asparagus Coconut Risotto

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Prep Time45minutes
Cook Time40minutes
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Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Coconut Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 754mg 31%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 17%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Asparagus is a wonder-food! It is a great source of Vitamin K which is the vitamin that regulates blood clotting. However, if you are on a blood-thinning medication, it is advisable to check with your health-care provider to make sure asparagus is on your approved list.

In addition, asparagus is a great natural diuretic, nourishes the digestive tract, is a good source of fiber plus is considered an anti-inflammatory food with the extra bonus of being an antioxidant. All in all, this food should be showing up on your table a few times a month!

This dish comes together rather quickly…the risotto needs to be slow-cooked so try not to rush it!

ENJOY!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 10 stalks asparagus chopped into 2" pieces, ends discarded
  • 1 1/4 cups risotto uncooked
  • 1/2 cup white wine, dry
  • 5 cups water hot
  • 1 1/2 Tbl. Reduced Sodium, Better Than Bouillon vegetable
  • 13.5 oz. reduced fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Follow Your Heart Vegan Parmesan Shreds
  • 1/2 tsp. salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper more or less to taste

Directions

  1. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil and cook onion until translucent, about 4 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add asparagus and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in risotto and coat with oil.
  4. Add wine and cook until absorbed (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  5. In a separate bowl, eat water and add bouillon until dissolved and stir in coconut milk.
  6. Add water/bouillon/coconut milk mixture, 1 cup at a time, to pan with asparagus and risotto. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until each addition is absorbed.
  7. Continue adding water/bouillon/coconut milk in 1 cup increments until all liquid is incorporated.
  8. Stir in 1/2 cup of Follow Your Heart Vegan Parmesan Shreds and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Hi, I'm Roxanne.

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My family heritage is Italian and French so needless to say, I love preparing meals for family, friends and anyone with an appetite and the openness to try something new.

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