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Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

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Prep Time

35 min



Makes the most of sweet seasonal asparagus by cooking its stems with the rice for fabulous flavour. While that's cooking, you'll roast the tips for a crunchy topping. Sublime!

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 lemon
1 brown onion
160g arborio rice
2 garlic cloves
40g cheddar cheese †
British Asparagus2
120g asparagus spears
vegetable stock cube (new5/18)
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube †
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
75g goat's cheese
75g goats cheese †
Rocket salad
20g rocket
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 brown onion
  • 160g arborio rice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g asparagus spears
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
  • 75g soft goats cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 20g rocket
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 716 kJ
170 kcal
2244 kJ
534 kcal
of which saturates
5.9 g
3.7 g
18.6 g
11.6 g
of which sugars
23.7 g
2.2 g
74.3 g
6.8 g
Fibre 1.5 g 4.8 g
Protein 6.4 g 20 g
Salt 1 g 3.13 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
1 brown onion
brown onion
160g arborio rice
arborio rice(100%)
1 garlic clove
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
120g asparagus spears
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, yeast extract, sugar, onion powder (2.3%), carrots (1.5%), herbs (parsley, tarragon), spices (celery seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, parsley roots), tomato puree powder, red bell pepper (0.2%), caramel syrup, flavourings (contain celery), leek, maltodextrin.
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
rice wine (100%)
75g soft goats cheese
pasteurised goats milk, salt, citrus fibre, starter, microbial rennet (v), preservative: potassium sorbate
20g rocket
wild rocket
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a full kettle

Peel and finely chop the brown onion[s]

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 3-4 min or until beginning to soften

2 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Dissolve the Knorr vegetable stock cube[s] in 700ml [1.3L] boiled water

3 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

When the onion is beginning to soften, add the arborio rice and chopped garlic and cook for 1 min, stirring to coat the grains in the oil

Add the Chinese rice wine and cook for 30 secs further

4 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

Add the stock a ladle at a time, stirring continuously for 20 min or until most of the stock is absorbed and the rice is almost cooked

5 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

While the risotto is cooking, trim the asparagus

Chop the tips away from the stalks and set them aside

Roughly chop the stalks

Grate the cheddar cheese

6 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

Once the rice is almost cooked, add the asparagus tips to a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt

Put the tray in the oven for 5-6 min or until bright green and tender with a bite – these are your roasted asparagus tips

7 Asparagus & Goats' Cheese Risotto

Add the roughly chopped asparagus stalks to the pan and cook for 5 min further until the rice is cooked and the asparagus is tender

Add the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon and the grated cheese and give everything a good mix up until fully combined

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper – this is your asparagus risotto

Cut the remaining lemon into wedges


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Serve the asparagus risotto in bowls

Top with a handful of rocket leaves and the roasted asparagus tips

Crumble the goats' cheese all over, drizzle with some olive oil and garnish with a lemon wedge


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