Asparagus (2 lbs.)
Why We Love This
Steam, boil, roast, grill or sauté. Cook these nutrient-dense stalks using any method (and seasoning) and you'll have a tasty side for any meal of the day.
About this item
- Delicious steamed, boiled, grilled, sauteed or fried
- Good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A, B6, and C
- Excellent sources of:
- Vitamin B1 and B2
- Vitamin C, E, and K
- Brand may vary by Club
Not only is asparagus delicious and low in calories, sodium, and fat, but it is a nutritional powerhouse! This superfood is an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Asparagus is available year-round, and can be used in almost any dish you can think of. From soups to pastas to salads, asparagus can be enjoyed hot, cold, or on the grill. Asparagus comes in a variety of colors and sizes to dress up any meal you make.
Storing: Fresh asparagus will keep for approximately one week in the refrigerator when stored by trimming stalk ends and standing the asparagus up in a mug or jar of 1-1/2 to 2 inches of water. Loosely cover the tops with plastic wrap.
How to Make It:
Warm broth in a saucepan over low heat. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic.
Add aborio rice and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Add wine and cook until all liquid is absorbed. Add broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring occasionally and waiting until it is absorbed before adding more.
Meanwhile in a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Saute asparagus until bright green and slightly tender - about 3-4 minutes. Once broth is completely absorbed into the risotto, add asparagus, season with salt & pepper, and stir in the parmesan cheese.