Spinach Risotto Recipe

Spinach Risotto Recipe

How To Make Spinach Risotto

Simmered in white wine and broth, this spinach risotto makes a filling and flavorfully healthy dish! Whip up a warm serving in less than an hour.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 5tbspbutter,divded
  • 1cuponion,chopped
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ½tspItalian seasoning,(dried herbs such as basil and thyme)
  • tspground nutmeg
  • 2cupsrisotto rice,such as Arborio, carnaroli, vialone nano
  • ½cupwhite wine
  • 5cupschicken stock,or vegetable stock
  • ¾cupparmesan cheese,shredded
  • 8ozbaby spinach,finely chopped
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • ½tspblack pepper
  • ½tspsalt,more to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the stock in a medium-sized saucepan until steamy, lower the heat, and keep warm.

  2. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a wide saucepan on medium to medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent.

  3. Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, and nutmeg, and cook half a minute more. Add the rice and toss to coat with the butter and onions. Let cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until the grains are translucent around the edges and beginning to color.

  4. Add the white wine and stir it into the rice. Simmer and stir until the wine is almost completely boiled away or absorbed by the rice.

  5. Begin to add the broth, a ladleful, of about ½ a cup, at a time. After each addition of broth, stir the rice and do not add another ladleful until the liquid in the pot has been almost all absorbed by the rice.

  6. When the broth is almost used up, taste the risotto and add more seasonings if needed. The risotto is ready when it is al dente, cooked through but still a little chewy to the bite, not mushy.

  7. Finish by stirring in the remaining tablespoon of butter, the grated Parmesan, the chopped spinach, the lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add a little more broth to loosen the risotto. Taste for salt and add salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 753.08kcal
  • Fat: 26.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.58g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 96.42g
  • Fiber: 2.17g
  • Sugar: 7.26g
  • Protein: 26.37g
  • Cholesterol: 66.12mg
  • Sodium: 1154.59mg
  • Calcium: 427.88mg
  • Potassium: 838.68mg
  • Iron: 3.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 448.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 21.16mg
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