Mushroom & Spinach Risotto Brings on the Flavor

Mushroom and Spinach Risotto-promo

Each box of risotto contains a seasoning packet, but you’ll need only one for this recipe; save the other for flavoring soup stock or another grain dish. If boxed Creamy Parmesan Risotto isn’t available, purchase two regular-flavor risotto boxes; use 2 tablespoons butter instead of 1 tablespoon olive oil in step 2, and stir in ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese in step 3.

Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Risotto1Ingredients:

2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
½ cup thinly sliced leeks (half-moon slices), rinsed thoroughly
8 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms
2 boxes Lundberg Organic Risotto Creamy Parmesan (flavor packets removed)
2 cups So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Beverage, Original
3 cups warm water
3 cups baby spinach
Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a heavy, 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add leeks and cook for 1 minute, until softened. Add mushrooms and cook for 2–3 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon oil and Lundberg Organic Risotto rice. Add coconut milk beverage, water and one pouch of risotto seasoning (save second pouch for another use). Stir, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook, uncovered, for 18–22 minutes.
  3. Stir in spinach. Serve immediately, garnished with grated Parmesan if desired.

PER SERVING: 437 cal, 7g fat (5g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 494mg sodium, 72g carb (3g fiber, 11g sugars), 9g protein

SOURCE: The recipe and photo by Carsen Snyder is posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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