Mushroom & spinach risotto

Mushroom & spinach risotto

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(120 ratings)

Prep: 50 mins - 55 mins

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Serves 2
Make the time to stir carefully during cooking to make this vegetarian Italian rice pot super creamy

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal574
  • fat22g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.93g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 140g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 140g arborio rice
    Arborio rice

    Arborio rice

    ahh-bore-e-o rice

    The high-starch kernels of this northern Italian-grown grain are shorter and plumper than any…

  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 4 sundried tomato, chopped
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 25g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, freshly grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 100g fresh young leaf spinach, washed if necessary
  • warm ciabatta and green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large deep frying pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the mushrooms and garlic and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Stir in the rice to coat with the onion and mushroom mixture. Pour in the wine and cook over a moderate heat for about 3 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the wine is absorbed.

  3. Reduce to a gentle heat. Add the tomatoes and 125ml/ 4fl oz of the stock and cook for about 5 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Pour in a further 125ml/4fl oz stock and continue cooking until absorbed. Repeat with the remaining stock, until it is all absorbed and the rice is creamy and tender.

  4. Stir in the parsley and half the parmesan. Season to taste. Scatter the spinach over the risotto. Cover and cook gently for 4-5 minutes until the spinach has just wilted. Serve immediately sprinkled with the remaining parmesan.

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riazza11
29th Jul, 2013
Beautiful, and even the harsh critiv of a boyfriend enjoed it, I over did it with the parmasan though so would warn people not to do the same, and i added less sundried tomatoes as im not a big fan
hayward795
10th Jun, 2013
5.05
Family Really enjoyed this, didn't put tomatoes in it as I didn't have any. It was so yummy and I am not usually a fan of risotto and always seem to mess it up when I make it but this was really simple and cooked it perfectly.
renicek
29th May, 2013
5.05
Lovely dish! I swapped out the sundried tomatoes for fresh cherry tomatoes and added them at the end so they were just heated but still nice and plump. Will definitely be a regular dish in our household!
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vintageabbie
18th Feb, 2013
5.05
This was an absolutely delicious meal, everything a risotto should be, a real homely italian dish. will be high on the favourites list!
neera86
4th Feb, 2013
5.05
Brilliant recipe. Very simple. I make it without the wine as I do not drink alcohol and still tastes lovely!
yvonnebell
21st Dec, 2012
5.05
The whole family loved this risotto, delicious with a mixed saled and crusty loaf!
bubbes99
16th Nov, 2012
4.05
This is a delicious recipe and feels very luxurious but the butter and the oil are a little unnecessary! I just used a low calorie cooking spray instead. I added a tablespoon of ricotta and a sprinkling of crushed chillis at the end for a bit of a kick and it does need plenty of seasoning. If I made it again I would stick some chopped bacon in with the onion at the start!
emur9065
15th Nov, 2012
5.05
This recipe is fantastic. I ended up using a bag of baby spinach rather than young because the bag was the exact size I needed - It ended up delicious. I left out the parsley and I don't think it suffers for it. I found that (like with most risottos) you have to play the timing a little by ear - I had to add about a half cup extra water at the end otherwise the rice would have been too hard but I probably could have had it on a lower heat and been a bit more patient. Haha. I am so looking forward to making it again!
rubseb
14th Nov, 2012
5.05
Exactly what I like in a risotto. Rich, creamy and filling with some lovely flavours. As I love spinach I tend to double the amount, but in that case it's worth holding back a bit on the stock or the result will end up a bit too watery (because of the added liquid released by the spinach). Also nice when served with some roasted pine seeds sprinkled on top.
jennykowalczyk
8th Nov, 2012
5.05
My fave veggie dish! The spinach works so well with this, a real winner

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