Spinach Risotto

By • March 8, 2010 • 2 Comments



Author Notes: Adding the spinach toward the end of cooking retains its vibrant green color. Throw in some thawed frozen peas and/or some cooked asparagus, too, if you want an extra boost of green veggie power.mrslarkin

Serves 3

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 3 1/2 cups hot chicken stock
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • pinch of fresh grated nutmeg (optional)
  • 3 - 4 big handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper, if desired
  1. In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add onions and cook until translucent. Do not brown the onions.
  2. Add the rice and stir to coat the grains with the butter/onion mixture.
  3. In half-cup increments, ladle the hot broth over the rice and stir, until most of the broth is absorbed. Continue this step until all the broth is absorbed, and rice is al dente, and still a little soupy.
  4. Taste the rice for salt and if needed, add some to the pot.
  5. Add the cheese, the nutmeg, and stir. Turn off the heat. Add the spinach, a handful at a time, and quickly fold into the risotto. Stir in the cream or butter.
  6. Serve in warm bowls topped with some more Parmigiano, and some cracked black pepper, if desired.

Tags: dinner for two, hearty, Spring, Summer

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I want to eat this right now please. Yum.

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

aw, thanks, aargersi! Come over, leftovers in the fridge! ;)