This month the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club is cooking with rice.
I love Risotto . . . so I knew right away that I would search for a nice risotto recipe. The good thing about Cooking Light, is that it is so easy to search.
I keyed in Risotto-Spinach-Mushrooms and wha~laa
This Recipe for Risotto came up.
Once I actually read through the whole recipe, I realized that this is actually a Gouda and Spinach risotto with saute'd mushrooms on top. Very Nice!
Smoked Gouda Risotto with Spinach and Mushrooms
2 cups water
16-ounce chicken broth (I used a porcini mushroom broth)
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup chopped shallots
2 cups Arborio rice or other short-grain rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
5 cups chopped spinach (about 5 ounces)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 3 1/2 ounces)
2 cups sliced button mushrooms (about 1/2 pound)
2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms (about 1/2 pound)
2 cups sliced oyster mushrooms (about 3 1/2 ounces)
1/3 cup chopped shallots
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Rosemary sprigs (optional)
To prepare risotto, combine water and broth; set aside. Melt butter in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup shallots; cover and cook 2 minutes. Add rice; cook 2 minutes, uncovered, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup wine; cook 30 seconds or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total). Stir in Gouda; cook just until melted. Stir in spinach; cook just until spinach is wilted.
To prepare mushrooms, heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and sauté 5 minutes or until beginning to brown. Add 1/3 cup shallots, 1/4 cup wine, chopped thyme, chopped rosemary, and minced garlic, and sauté 1 minute or until wine is absorbed. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Divide risotto evenly among 6 bowls; top with mushroom mixture, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.
Now . . . let's see what everyone else has brought for our mushroom feast.
Jerry has made a recipe I am definitely going to try ~ Spelt with White Beans and Artichokes
Val is making Turkey Meatballs with Jasmine Rice
Susan is bringing Barley Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Sara has made a loaf of Hearty Sour Rye Bread
Roz has also made a Risotto Milanese ~ you can never have to much Risotto.
Y'all enjoy ~