Jul 12, 2015

Spinach And Mushroom Risotto

My final recipe for this week under vegetarian Italian dinner is a very popular Risotto. Risotto is a rice dish which is normally made for dinner. Rice is cooked in a stock on a low heat by stirring continuously. Adding little by little stock and keep on stirring the rice to cook, it releases the starch in the rice and makes the risotto distinctive creamy. You can add vegetables like broccoli, dried mushrooms, fresh mushrooms, pumpkin, green peas, spinach corn and many more like this. Today I used a combination of spinach and fresh mushrooms..
 photo risotto.jpg So let's check the recipe... 
Mushrooms  ---- 200 grams
Spinach  ---   1 bundle
Olive oil --- 1 tab sp
Butter  ----  30 grams
Arborio rice --- 1 cup
Onion --- 1 medium finely chopped
Garlic -- 1 clove minced
 Vegetable stock ---2 and 1/2 cup s
Cream ---- 4 tsp
Parmesan cheese --- 50 gms finely grated
Lemon juice   ---  from one lemon
1. Clean and wash spinach for two to three times, chop and set a side.
2. Wash mushrooms well and cut in to bite size slices and set a side.
3. Heat butter in a pan add finely chopped onions and minced garlic and fry till soft take care that onions should not change the color.
4. Now add the rice and stir for a few minutes or till rice coated with fat.
5. Add 1/4 cup stock and start cooking in a very low heat, let the rice absorb the stock  then start adding the stock little by little.
6. Let the rice absorb the stock before you pour the next, keep stirring every time you add the stock. Continue till rice is cooked, this process will take 20 minutes.
7. Heat olive oil in a other pan add mushrooms and stir for 2 minutes then add chopped spinach and cook till mushrooms are tender cook in a low heat.
8. Now add mushroom and spinach mixture to risotto mix well. 
9.Finally add grated parmesan cheese, cream and lemon juice mix well switch off the heat and serve with any salad and juice.

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praba bubesh said...

great looking risotto..sounds delicious..

vaishali sabnani said...

The risotto looks lovely , even though i am not a fan of mushrooms i love this risotto.

kitchen queen said...

yummy tempting risotto.

Kalyani said...

just tooooooo good :-)) I have a bag of risotto and am bookmarking to try out this creamy yummy recipe :-) was ur veg stock store bought Padma ??

Harini-Jaya R said...

Simple and homey rice variation.

sushma said...

Spinach and mushroom, sound good. Dish looks great

Pavani N said...

Your risotto looks so creamy & delicious Padma. Perfectly made.

Sapana Behl said...

Risotto looks so creamy and tasty.

Chef Mireille said...

like the creamy and luscious consistency you achieved, many make it too dry!

Varadas Kitchen said...

Spinach and mushroom i a nice combination of flavors