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Asparagus and Bacon Risotto
Asparagus and Bacon Risotto

Asparagus and Bacon Risotto

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Cook Minutes 40 Min
Prep : 40 Min
This easy-to-make, yet elegant, recipe is a great way to use your spring asparagus. Creamy and cheesy, this dish will blow you away.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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2 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 Tbsp. Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup Arborio rice, uncooked
1 lb. (450 g) fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch lengths, blanched
4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
3/4 cup Kraft 100% Romano Shredded Cheese
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
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Step 1
Cook broth and water in saucepan on medium heat 5 min. or until heated through.
Step 2
Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 min. or until onions are crisp-tender. Stir in rice.
Step 3
Add 1/2 cup hot broth mixture to rice; cook 4 to 5 min. or until rice is absorbed, stirring frequently. Repeat with remaining broth, cooking after each addition until broth is absorbed and adding asparagus to the rice with the last addition of broth. Remove from heat.
Step 4
Add bacon, cheese and parsley; mix well.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Substitute 2 cups blanched small broccoli florets for the asparagus.
Prepare using Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing.
How to Blanch Fresh Asparagus
To blanch fresh asparagus, add the spears to a large pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, then immediately plunge the asparagus into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When completely cool, drain and pat dry.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 11 g
Saturated fat 5 g
25 %
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 860 mg
36 %
Carbohydrate 46 g
Fibre 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin A
15 %
Vitamin C
20 %
25 %
15 %
4 servings, 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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