Both the recipe is of Jamie Oliver and bet is the simplest and the most flavoursome. I used vegetable stock for both, but you can use any other stock as per your prefrence.
The actual onion soup calls for topping the soup with a baguette toast garnished with Gruyere cheese. Since I am not a fan of the strong flavored Gruyere cheese I simply use cheddar and the outcome is equally pleasing. I also like to serve my cheesy toasts in the side and not in the soup only for the reason that dunking gives me utmost satisfaction.
You can find the English Onion Soup recipe here
Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto recipe here
This is a basic risotto recipe, but I added the asparagus and the mushrooms to make it more interesting.