Spring Green Risotto

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Ingredients

1
box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach
1/4
cup olive oil
1
leek, finely chopped
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
cup packed chopped fresh kale
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1
cup uncooked short-grain Arborio rice
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1
cup dry white wine
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Remove frozen spinach from freezer; let stand at room temperature so it thaws slightly.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add leek and garlic; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until leek is soft. Add kale, salt and pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until kale is soft. Add rice; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted.
  • 3 Increase heat to medium-high. Add 1 cup of the chicken broth, cooking and stirring mixture gently until rice absorbs broth. Repeat this process with remaining 3 cups broth and 1 cup wine.
  • 4 When last cup of liquid is just about fully absorbed, chop frozen spinach into cubes. Sprinkle spinach into risotto. Cook and stir until it melts down into mixture. Stir in cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve and enjoy!

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Tips

Expert Tips

If you'd like to add some meat, I'd recommend cooking some chopped bacon or chicken breast in the pan just before adding the kale, and then continuing on with the recipe.

For a vegan option, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Risotto is great as leftovers! I eat it cold, straight out of the fridge, or if I'm really feeling indulgent, I'll heat some oil and fry up little risotto patties.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
728.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28.4g
44%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Sodium
2840.6mg
118%
Total Carbohydrate
92.4g
31%
Dietary Fiber
7.5g
30%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
13.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
137.20%
137%
Calcium
21.90%
22%
Iron
51.40%
51%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.