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Asparagus Risotto with Ricotta and Crushed Brazil Nuts

 

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 - 30 minutes

Serves
6

Allergy Information
Gluten Free, Wheat Free


Ingredients

  • 4 tall asparagus stalks
  • 1 tbsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 400g risotto rice
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 1.3 litres of water
  • 150g green pesto
  • 100g ricotta
  • 5 brazil nuts, crushed
  • Handful parsley, chopped
  • Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and Lucy Bee Whole Black Peppercorns, ground, to season

Method

  1. Use a potato peeler to slice ½ of each asparagus stalk into ribbons then set aside.
  2. Add the Lucy Bee Coconut Oil to a deep frying pan and when hot, add the onion and sauté for 1 minute then add the rice, stir and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, stir and cover. Leave this for about 3-4 minutes, until the liquid is almost all absorbed.
  4. Add 500ml of water and repeat as above. The liquid should be absorbed before adding more.
  5. Add the remaining water, stir, cover and leave for 5-6 minutes or until the water has been absorbed and the risotto is a sticky texture.
  6. Stir in the pesto, ricotta, asparagus and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until the asparagus has softened/cooked.
  7. Remove from the heat and top with a handful of crushed brazil nuts and chopped parsley. Season as required.

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