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We're still thinking spring but it's getting closer to summer. We're still enjoying asparagus. One of my favorite ways is this easy risotto. If you have heard or been told that risotto is hard or fussy or not healthy.... Ignore it. Risotto is absolutley easy to make and does not require a lot of work. You do not have to stir constantly, and you do not 'make it creamy by adding butter'. The rice does the work in both cases. Relax and enjoy this easy recipe.

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Tuna and Asparagus Risotto

Total time: 35 minutes
     Tuna, capers and asparagus make a wonderful risotto for spring; all cooked in the same pot to make it even easier! And remember: it will continue to absorb liquid and the leftovers (if any) will be quite stiff.  The risottos that we have eaten in northern Italy have all been served in soup plates (flattish bowls) and eaten with a spoon - not a fork.

asparagus risotto Ingredients:

 Instructions:

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               Nutrition Information
            
 
Recipe serves 2 
         
Entire Recipe / per serving
Calories:   1136 / 568
Total Carbohydrates:   120 / 60
          Dietary Fiber:   12 / 6
Total Fat:   39 / 15
         Saturated Fat:   17 / 8.5
Cholesterol:   141 / 70.5
Protein:   80 / 40
Calcium:   709 / 354
Sodium:    2569 / 1284.5

General Technical Details and Disclaimer:

Measurements are actual measurements used for calculation. If there are no values the nutritional numbers were simply too small.

I try to be accurate, but I do not guarantee it.  I use 'grams' as the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to ounces.

My information comes from my own digital, computerized scale and the USDA Nutrient Data Library: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/
 



The fine print:

The recipes do NOT use processed foods, with the exception of The recipes DO use lots and lots of fresh, seasonal, and (we hope) local produce

Most recipes are designed for 2 servings, but are easily increased to 4... or 6.... or 8...
     Naturally, whether or not the serving size suits you depends on appetite, activity level, and all sorts of stuff we know nothing about.

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