No continuous stirring is necessary with this quick and easy twist on risotto. Toasted sesame seed add nutty contrast to the creamy texture of the rice.
Bring 6 cups water to boil in large saucepan. Add rice; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender with a little bite in the center, stirring occasionally. Drain rice, reserving 1 cup of the liquid. Return rice to saucepan. Cover to keep warm
Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir about 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Add asparagus; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until tender-crisp
Stir vegetables, Parmesan cheese, toasted sesame seed and salt into rice. Stir in reserved liquid, 1/4 cup at a time, until desired creaminess
• If McCormick Gourmet™ Toasted Sesame Seed is unavailable, use McCormick Gourmet™ Sesame Seed. Toast in a small skillet on medium heat 2 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting.