Risotto w/ Green Asparagus

Risotto w/ Green Asparagus

1 pound green asparagus, 1 pound arborio ( Italian ) rice, 2 ounce butter, 1 small onion finley chopped, 1 ounce grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup white wine, salt & pepper to taste.

Clean asparagus and blanch them in lightly salted boiling water, save the water for the rice. cut 3 inches off asparagus tips & split them in half, chop the rest of the asparagus. Fry onion lightly in 1oz butter, add rice & let it brown slightly, add wine, two cups of the asparagus water for each cup of rice, add chopped asparagus.let rice cook stiring constantly, if necesary add more water. when the rice is cooked, add salt & pepper to taste,add rest of butter, top with asparagus tips and cheese. serve.

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