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Spring Green Risotto

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings

Once a week I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this risotto when I needed something cheerful and comforting. It would be fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Spring Green Risotto Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (32 ounces) vegetable stock
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked arborio rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring stock and water to a simmer; keep hot. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until tender. Add rice and garlic; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until rice is coated.
  2. Stir in wine and thyme. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook and stir until wine is absorbed. Add hot stock mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring after each addition until stock has been absorbed; continue until the rice is tender but firm to the bite and the mixture is creamy. Stir in spinach, peas, cheese, vinegar, salt and pepper; heat through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 198 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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