Stock and Broth Recipes

Chicken and vegetable stocks and broths are indispensable in the kitchen, for dishes well beyond soup. Try some of these.

Spring Asparagus Risotto
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spring Asparagus Risotto

Rich, creamy risotto is the perfect spotlight for fresh seasonal vegetables, and good chicken (or vegetable) broth is the key to a flavorful risotto. In the summer, try this dish with haricots verts or other snap beans: Skip the puree step and blanch the beans in boiling water for a minute or two before adding. In colder months, use butternut squash: Skip the pureeing as well, and sauté cubed squash in a little butter or olive oil until tender before adding.

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