Recipe: Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

Risotto is one of those meals I don’t make often enough, but when I do I always love it. I needed a break from all the curries I have been eating lately to stay warm and this seemed like the perfect time to whip up a new risotto dish, and mushroom & spinach risotto it was!

Mushroom & spinach risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

I never used to be much of a fan of mushrooms (and I still can’t eat them raw, nooo thankyou) but I’ve definitely come around on them in recent years, so much so I thought it was about time to make them the star of a dish, and boy was it tasty! Plus, making a risotto involves opening a bottle of wine, so I get to enjoy a glass while I’m cooking which is a-ok in my books!

So, on to the recipe!

Ingredients List

  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 leek
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 350g mushrooms (I used a mix of swiss brown & button mushrooms)
  • Splash of oil
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 150g baby spinach
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 100g feta
  • Handful of walnuts

Steps

  1. Bring the vegetable stock to a boil then reduce to a simmer
  2. Finely dice the leek and mince the garlic
  3. Thickly slice the mushrooms
  4. Heat some oil in a large saucepan then cook the leek and garlic for 3 minutes, then add the mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Add the rice and stir through and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the rice is coated in the leek and mushroom mixture
  6. Add the wine and stir, leaving it to cook until absorbed
  7. Add the stock a ladleful at a time, stirring occasionally, letting the rice absorb the liquid before adding the next ladleful of stock
  8. Cook until the rice is al dente then remove from the heat and stir through the baby spinach and lemon juice
  9. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with feta and top with some walnuts and serve
  10. Enjoy!

Mushroom & spinach risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

Yum yum yum! You can use whatever combination of mushrooms you like, but I think it’s best to have at least two different varieties if possible for a bit more of a flavour mix. If you don’t have feta on hand you can always go with parmesan instead, but personally I’m much more of a feta fan in general (particularly because it can be tricky to find vegetarian friendly parmesan style cheese!).

So now that I’m firmly in the mushroom camp, what do you recommend I start making with them? Otherwise it could be bowls of mushroom & spinach risotto for me for a while (which is really not that big a problem to be honest!).

Mushroom & spinach risotto | I Spy Plum Pie

Are you a risotto fan? Fancy a bowl of my mushroom & spinach risotto?

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14 Comments on Recipe: Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Lauren!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm (4 years ago)

      Always need a glass of wine with a risotto!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm (4 years ago)

      I feel like there will be lots more mushroom risottos in my future now!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks lovely!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Vicki, hope you love it!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm (4 years ago)

      I think the wine is mandatory!

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  1. Lizzie {Strayed Table}
    July 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm (4 years ago)

    Love risotto I do a cheats version so I don’t have to keep stiring the pot. I love the combo of mushroom and spinach and what a great excuse to have some wine.
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm (4 years ago)

      I find something soothing about stirring the pot, but then again I do only make risotto when I have plenty of time to dedicate to it so a cheat option would be useful for other times!

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