One Pan Dish – Creamy Asparagus Rice

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Creamy Asparagus RiceMmmm…’tis the season for nice, warm, creamy comfort foods! And, this creamy asparagus rice certainly fits the bill! YUM! If you’re looking for a delicious side dish for your holiday meal (Thanksgiving or Christmas), I think this would be a great addition! It’s not difficult to make at all. Plus, you can make it all in one pan (my favorite kind of dish)! Creamy Asparagus RisottoDoesn’t it look so good?! I think I need to make a batch right now! You can’t really go wrong with some creamy, starchy goodness. Plus, I love asparagus. So, this is such a great dish. You really could have a big bowl for a main dish. Though it pairs so perfectly as a side with shrimp, chicken, turkey, or steak! Mmmmmmmmm!!!! Just grab your ingredients & a pan. Then in about 30 minutes, you’ll have a delicious dish to serve!  Asparagus Rissoto RecipeHere’s the recipe:

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4.91 from 10 votes

Creamy Asparagus Risotto

This creamy asparagus rice makes a delicious side dish with your protein or even a creamy main dish.
Course: Side Dish
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors


  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 3 - 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • small handful of fresh basil and parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Trim the tough ends off of the asparagus and cut remaining into 1" pieces. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes more or until lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  • Add 3 cups of the broth to the rice, stir and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the asparagus to the rice and stir to combine. Cover and continue cooking until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 10 more minutes.
  • When the rice is done, turn the heat down to low and add the half & half, butter, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Stir constantly until the cheese is worked in and the dish is nice and creamy. Add additional broth as needed to loosen up the dish.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the fresh herbs. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve immediately with extra Parmesan and/or fresh herbs on top, if desired.


The cooking time can be slightly different depending on the brand of rice. If your rice isn't tender after 20 minutes (and there is no more liquid), you can add a bit more broth and continue cooking until it is.
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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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2 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    My goal was to make a delicious dish and I did. Thanks. My wife’s goal was that I make a healthy dish. This probably is not all that healthy. Any idea about the nutritional numbers. Quite frankly, I don’t care. It is delicious and very easy to prepare. Thanks again.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi. This looks lovely. I have some pickled asparagus and was wondering if that might work with this recipe since I don’t have access to fresh asparagus. Also, doesn’t long grained rice become very mushy with all the stirring in of the half and half and cheeses to be incorporated evenly? I thought such decadence would call for the likes of arborio.

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