WARNING: This is not the best weeknight meal if you're hungry. Or if you've had a long day. Or if you have a frustrated husband who just spent nearly 30 minutes searching for a parking in the snowy streets of Hoboken. In the rain.
Oh well. This is no easy Oven Baked Risotto that required almost zero stirring. This heavenly risotto required a lot of stirring, but it was worth it! Monday night's dinner was packed with green veggies, and the cream cheese made the dish smooth and creamy. Despite my earlier griping, I would definitley make this again!
3. Stir in 1 cup broth mixture; cook for 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until liquid is absorbed before adding more (about 20 minutes total).
4. Stir in asparagus, cream cheese, and pepper; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and thyme.