From a Pot: Creamy Asparagus Risotto

Creamy Asparagus Risotto

Creamy, delicious asparagus risotto for a late spring or early summer meal.

Creamy Asparagus Risotto - Title of the Recipe

I’m so happy every year when it is time for asparagus to be in season. I love them so much, I swear I cook them all the time, either in soups, sauces, pies, or risotto, like I did for this recipe.

Risotto is a northern Italian rice dish that supposedly originated in Milan in the 1800s. The dish is usually made with arborio rice (a starchy short-grain rice) that is slowly simmered in broth until it gets thick and creamy.

If you have never made risotto before, don't be intimidated. This dish will only take you about 30 minutes to make with simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. It's so easy.

Prep Time

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes

Total Time:

40 Minutes


  • Big pan
  • Pot
Nutritional values
Nutrition Label of the Recipe
Shopping List
  • Asparagus: 200.0 g
  • Risotto rice: 200.0 g
  • Vegetable soup broth: 800.0 ml
  • Olive oil
  • Onion: 1.0
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Heavy cream: 20.0 ml
  • Butter: 10.0 g

Ingredients and Instructions




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Creamy Asparagus Risotto

  • Asparagus: 200 g

  • Risotto rice: 200 g

  • Vegetable soup broth: 800 ml

  • Olive oil: 1 tbsp

  • Onion: 1

  • Salt: 1 tsp

  • Pepper: 0.5 tsp

  • Thyme: 1 tsp

  • Heavy Cream: 20 ml

  • Butter: 10 g


Creamy Asparagus Risotto

  1. Wash the asparagus, trim off the wooden parts, and slice them into disks. You can keep the tips of the asparagus whole if you want.
  2. In a pot, heat up vegetable soup broth and let it simmer.
  3. Heat up the olive oil and sauté the asparagus for about 5 minutes. They should be tender but not fully cooked. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, then put them out of the pan into a bowl and set them aside.
  4. Add more olive oil if needed and sauté the onions, then add in the rice and toast for about 1 minute, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.
  5. To the rice, add about 2 ladles of vegetable broth and mix. When the pan dries out, add more soup broth. Stir almost constantly.
  6. After about 10 minutes of cooking, add asparagus to the rice. Keep stirring until the rice is almost cooked. It should take about 5 more minutes.
  7. When the rice is almost cooked, add heavy cream, salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook for about 2 more minutes so that the rice gets creamier.
  8. Top the rice with butter and some cheese if you desire.


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  • Do I have to wash the rice?
  • No, risotto rice is not supposed to be washed.
  • What can I serve with this risotto?
  • I like to serve it with salmon or just as it is.
  • Can I make this vegan?
  • Yes, just skip the butter and heavy cream.
  • Do I use white, purple, or green asparagus?
  • As you wish. I prefer green asparagus for risotto and white ones for soups or sauces.

Fun Facts:

  • White asparagus and green asparagus come from the same plant. Green asparagus gets its color from sunlight. When the plant breaks through the ground, the sun hits it, turning it green. For white asparagus, sunlight is prevented from touching the plant by piling dirt on top of the stalks so the asparagus matures underground.
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