Quinoa Risotto with Asparagus Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Shallots, Diced
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2/3 cup Dry White Wine
  • 6 ounces Asparagus, Ends removed and chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup Organic Frozen Sweet Corn
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Add the vegetable broth to a heat-safe bowl and microwave until hot but not yet boiling, about 2 minutes. Cover and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and chopped shallot in a saucepan over medium-low heat until shallot is softened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the quinoa and cook until toasted, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the wine, stir, and simmer until wine is reduced, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add enough of the heated vegetable broth to barely cover the quinoa, about 1/2 cup.
  6. Stir, and allow the broth to simmer and reduce.
  7. When most of the broth has cooked away, add another 1/2 cup.
  8. Repeat this process until quinoa is tender and al dente, about 10 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, as quinoa cooks, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.
  10. Add the asparagus and cook until hot but still crisp, about 2 minutes.
  11. Add the corn and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Stir until well combined and cook until corn is heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  13. When quinoa is cooked, remove saucepan from heat.
  14. Add cooked asparagus mixture, along with 2 tablespoons olive oil and the grated parmesan.
  15. Stir until parmesan is melted and everything is well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.


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Author: Jennifer W.
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 151
Calories 391

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 206mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jennifer W.

About Jennifer

Jen is a lifelong lover of fresh, healthy eating. She shares this love on The Scrumptious Pumpkin. Here on Food Fanatic, she's sharing her best Healthy Comfort Food.