Risotto with Green Asparagus Recipe

You'll Need:

1 pound green asparagus
1 pound arborio ( Italian ) rice
2 ounce butter
1 small onion finley chopped
1 ounce grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup white wine
Salt & pepper to taste

Clean asparagus and blanch them in lightly salted boiling water
Save the water for the rice
Cut 3 inches off asparagus tips & split them in half
Chop the rest of the asparagus
Fry onion lightly in 1oz butter
Add rice & let it brown slightly
Add wine, two cups of the asparagus water for each cup of rice
Add chopped asparagus
Let rice cook stirring constantly, if necessary add more water
When the rice is cooked, add salt & pepper to taste
Add rest of butter, top with asparagus tips and cheese