Spinach and Porcini-Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Mary Published: April 12, 2021 Modified: October 28, 2021
Spinach and Porcini-Mushroom Risotto Recipe

How To Make Spinach and Porcini-Mushroom Risotto

This mushroom risotto is a rich and delicious dish that’s packed with parmesan, a splash of brandy, and healthy doses of spinach.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½ozdried porcini,or other dried mushrooms
  • 1cupboiling water
  • 5cupschicken broth,low sodium
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 1onion
  • 2cupsarborio rice
  • ¾tspsalt
  • cupdry white wine
  • ¼cupcognac,or other brandy, plus 1 tbsp
  • ½lbspinach
  • ¾parmesan cube,grated
  • 2tbspbutter

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, soak the dried mushrooms in the boiling water for about 15 minutes, until softened.

  2. Remove the mushrooms and strain their liquid into a medium saucepan through a sieve lined with a paper towel.

  3. Add the broth to the mushroom-soaking liquid; bring to a simmer.

  4. Rinse the mushrooms well to remove any grit, chop them, and set aside.

  5. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until translucent.

  6. Add the rice and salt and stir for about 2 minutes, until the rice begins to turn opaque. Add the wine, the ¼ cup of cognac and the chopped mushrooms. Cook until the liquid has been absorbed.

  7. Stir ½ cup of simmering broth into the rice and cook, stirring frequently, until the broth has been absorbed. The rice and the broth should bubble gently; adjust the heat as needed.

  8. Continue cooking the rice, adding the broth ½ cup at a time and allowing the rice to absorb the broth before adding the next ½ cup.

  9. Cook the rice for about 25 minutes, until almost tender, and add the spinach. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes longer, until the rice is tender.

  10. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of cognac, the Parmesan and butter.

  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 695.62kcal
  • Fat: 21.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 97.56g
  • Fiber: 4.99g
  • Sugar: 6.43g
  • Protein: 18.33g
  • Cholesterol: 27.88mg
  • Sodium: 989.17mg
  • Calcium: 142.50mg
  • Potassium: 814.43mg
  • Iron: 6.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 328.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.97mg
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