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Asparagus Risotto w/ Roasted Veggies

Ready in 35 Minutes  |  Gluten-Free |  For the best experience, please skim through the steps before you start cooking.

Unpack Your Kit Ingredients

mixed seasonal veggies
organic extra virgin olive oil packets
local gochujang sauce (Born with Seoul)
butter balls
chopped onion
arborio rice (InHarvest)
organic vegetable broth concentrate (Savory Choice)
diced asparagus
garlic salt
parmesan cheese

Grab Your Cookware and Staples

baking sheet
medium skillet
liquid measuring cup
medium skillet with lid
salt and pepper

Step 1: Roast the Veggies

PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees.

ARRANGE the mixed seasonal veggies (except the mushrooms) on a baking sheet.

DRIZZLE with olive oil and gochujang and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

ROAST the veggies for 20-25 minutes.

Step 2: Sauté the Onion and Rice

While the veggies roast…

MELT 1 butter ball in a medium skillet over medium heat.

ADD the onion and sauté until just soft.

STIR in the arborio rice and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3: Stir in the Broth

MIX the vegetable broth concentrate with 3 cups of hot water in a liquid measuring cup.

★ADD the vegetable broth to the risotto ONE HALF CUP AT A TIME until absorbed.

STIR and simmer over medium heat until the rice is tender, about 30 minutes, turn off heat when finished and season with to taste with salt and pepper.



★COOKING TIP FROM CHEF K: Slowly cooking the arborio rice is the key to making 4-star restaurant quality risotto vs. a risotto you might find at a place named Pistol Pete's Pizza Ranch & Burgers. We recommend you take the time to do it right.

Step 4: Sauté the Asparagus

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While rice is cooking…

MELT 2 butter balls in a small skillet over high heat.

ADD the asparagus and sauté until crisp tender, just a few minutes (do not overcook).

SEASON to taste with garlic salt

TURN off heat. Cover with lid to steam asparagus.

Step 5: Combine the Risotto Ingredients, Serve and Enjoy!

STIR the remaining butter ball into the hot rice mixture.

ADD the sautéed asparagus and parmesan cheese, stirring until combined.

TASTE and re-season with salt and pepper as needed.

SERVE the risotto with roasted veggies on the side and enjoy!

★TIP: Please recycle your dinner kit packaging. Our containers are compostable and made from plant-based materials.


Drink Pairings

Wine: Orin Swift Locations "NZ" White Blend (New Zealand)
This wine opens with an intense bouquet of gooseberries, feijoas, and ripe tropical fruits. The bright entry of fresh cut grass and preserved lemon lead to passionfruit pot de crème showcasing a long finish of fresh herbs and clean minerality

Beer: Boulevard Tank 7
A variation on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, this beer begins with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, then tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

Good Food for Real People

At Happy Food Co., we source our ingredients from the finest local and regional suppliers so you can feel great about what you’re putting on the table.

We know that eating well is important to you, and we’re delighted to be part of your evening dinner. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as we loved designing it for you.

— Chef K


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