A simple vegetarian recipe for asparagus or Primavera risotto made in the Muiticooker and perfect for spring
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Recipe: Easy Asparagus Risotto

A simple vegetarian recipe for asparagus or Primavera risotto made in the Multicooker, perfect for spring.
Servings: 4
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 medium white onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled and chopped
  • 250 g risotto rice
  • 550 - 600 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbs dry white wine
  • Juice & zest 1 lemon
  • 16 asparagus spears - cut into 3cm lengths - woody stems discarded
  • handful mangetout - topped & tailed and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup petit pois
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan to serve


  • Select the REDMOND Multicooker to FRY – VEGETABLES with a time of 10 minutes. Add the olive oil, half the butter and allow to melt. Add the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt and stir fry until soft and translucent.
  • Add the rice and fry for another few minutes until the rice is translucent.
  • Add half the stock and close the lid. Select QUICK COOK and a time of 30 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes give the risotto a good stir and add the wine and enough stock to cover all the rice. Close the lid and allow to cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Stir the risotto again, adding the lemon juice and zest and more stock if the rice is not properly cooked.
  • Once the rice is cooked stir in the asparagus and both types of peas, close the lid and allow to cook for another few minutes.
  • Check the seasoning and serve with grated Parmesan*
  • *Use vegetarian Parmesan or similar Italian hard cheese as required.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Course: Main meal
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Asparagus Risotto