Asiago Garlic RisottoA few months back my cousin Joe married his sweetheart Andrea, and Prince Henry was their ring-bearer.  The rehearsal dinner was held at my aunt and uncle’s house and my Aunt Patti made a five-star meal for us.  It was seriously one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had.  She served a tenderloin, scallops (from Keegan’s Seafood – out of this world), beans, salad, and a delicious Garlic Asiago Risotto.  I thought it was a perfect side dish for both the steak and the scallops.  I’m hoping to make it sometime in the near future for a dinner party of my own, and thought my readers might enjoy the recipe as well.  Since I’ve been in sort of a slump with my recipe creations for the blog my Aunt Patti has sweetly agreed to share some of her recipes with you instead!  I’m going to start with the Garlic Asiago Risotto, but will have a few more of her recipes coming to you in the coming weeks!  Enjoy the recipe, and also a few pictures from Joe & Andrea’s wonderful wedding celebration.

Cards by Katie Rehearsal Dinner Invite

**PS: Risotto just does not photograph well, so don’t take too much stock in that picture…the flavor is out of this world.

**PPS: That gorgeous invite you see above was made by yours truly via the Cards by Katie store (shameless plug)

Recipe:  Garlic Asiago Risotto 

(Feeds a crowd of at least 15)

9 1/3 cup chicken broth (1 1/2 large Chicken Broth Cans)

2 12-oz packages of Arborio Rice

A little over 1/2 cup of olive oil

A little over 1/2 cup of white wine (I have used Savignon Blanc and have used Chardonnay)

10 cloves of garlic, minced (I use half of a large jar of minced garlic found in the grocery store, which is about 15 tsp of minced garlic)

2 1/2 TSP dried onion flakes

2 1/2 TSP salt

1/2 or more TSP pepper

Mix all of the above in a slow cooker.  Cook on High for about 3 hours or until ready (most liquid is gone, all absorbed).

Stir in a 5 oz container of shredded Parmesan Cheese (about 1 2/3 cup) AND you may also add 2/3 cup Asiago Cheese shredded.

Cook uncovered until Parmesan Cheese is melted, about 15 more minutes.

Joe & Andrea’s Wedding:

Henry Ring Bearer

Joe and Andrea

 

Joe and Andrea Wedding Cake

Michael and Ella

 

Garlic Asiago Risotto
Serves: 15
 
Ingredients
  • 9⅓ cup chicken broth (1½ large Chicken Broth Cans)
  • 2 12-oz packages of Arborio Rice
  • A little over ½ cup of olive oil
  • A little over ½ cup of white wine (I have used Savignon Blanc and have used Chardonnay)
  • 10 cloves of garlic, minced (I use half of a large jar of minced garlic found in the grocery store, which is about 15 tsp of minced garlic)
  • 2½ TSP dried onion flakes
  • 2½ TSP salt
  • ½ or more TSP pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the above in a slow cooker. Cook on High for about 3 hours or until ready (most liquid is gone, all absorbed).
  2. Stir in a 5 oz container of shredded Parmesan Cheese (about 1⅔ cup) AND you may also add ⅔ cup Asiago Cheese shredded.
  3. Cook uncovered until Parmesan Cheese is melted, about 15 more minutes.
  4. Serves a crowd of about 15 as a side dish