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!
My husband was getting ready to go out of town and I needed to whip up a quick dinner. I had some sliced mushrooms in the refrigerator and decided to make them the star attraction. I love just about anything Mexican and this dish is not too spicy. (Although, feel free to add some kick if that is your style!)
You can experiment with adding more ingredients, like black beans, corn or even Soyrizo. The possibilities are as big as your imagination.
My husband loves artichokes but when I told him my idea for this recipe he seemed less-than-excited. That is, however, until he tasted it.
I served the pasta on top of pan-grilled romaine leaves but any green would work. It is also good hot or cold and makes a great main or side dish.
Make sure that you use artichoke hearts in water, not oil.