Lemon Asparagus Risotto

I have totally stopped doing risotto the correct way ever since I read Giada's Lemony Shrimp Risotto recipe and saw that she just dumped all of the liquid in at one time and then simmered & stirred it until most of the liquid was absorbed. This is much less time consuming and labor intensive that the ladling hot liquid one ladle at a time method. Now, I'm sure that the judges of Top Chef would have something to say about my risotto not spreading perfectly across the plate when it's served, but, hey, they also don't have three munchkins under foot whilst attempting to perfect their risotto. Either way, it's delicious! Enjoy!

Lemon Asparagus Risotto

20 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
4 cups chicken broth
2 T olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest

Complete recipe from allrecipes.com found HERE.

Happy Cooking!

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