Mushroom-Artichoke Risotto w. Spinach and Feta
i had bought a tub of arborio rice a little while ago to make risotto-stuffed mushrooms and now that it’s the end of the year i am trying to use it up so i don’t waste the entire thing
with a little produce-shopping at my local cafeteria (so convenient) i made mushroom-artichoke risotto with spinach and some feta i had leftover from the fettucini i made
Risotto is really simple to make, it just takes a while. I’ve only made it that one other time and felt like I already had gotten the hang of it. So I suggest follow a strict recipe at least once and then start switching things up to make it just how you like it :)
i’m not sure about the exact measurements, i just winged it
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 cup arborio rice
- 2-3 cups vegetable broth (or any other broth)
- 2 tbsp butter
- chopped mushrooms — as few or as many as you prefer
- chopped artichoke hearts — as few or as many as you prefer
- spinach leaves — as few or as many as you prefer
- crumbled feta — as much or as little as you prefer
- salt and pepper to taste
Total time to cook rice: about 30-40 minutes
Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and add rice. Add 1/2 cup broth and stir until about 3/4 is absorbed. [perhaps following the instructions on the rice is the best idea, but this is what i did]. Stir frequently on medium heat and keep adding broth by the half-cup. You may end up using more or less than suggested amount — just keep an eye on it.
Keep stirring — the rice should nearly double in size and become thick and creamy. Add butter and stir until completely melted into risotto.
In another pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and saute mushrooms and artichoke hearts.
Once everything is nearly done, add spinach and feta to risotto — allowing the spinach to wilt and the feta to get mixed in. Then add the sauteed mushrooms and artichoke hearts.
Serve in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste (it needs salt, trust me) - (or add it while you’re cooking)
Hope that was about as straightforward as the inter-continental alliances during WWI! Happy Finals Week!
i also have much better step-by-step pictures from my camera but my camera is alllllll the way at my boyfriend’s apartment (down 5 flights of stairs and about 30 ft away) - i’ll put them up later. maybe. if i survive finals