Spinach risotto with feta cheese

27 June 2022
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Serves
Portions 2
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Prep time
30'
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Total time
30'
Ingredients

For the rice
250 g Arborio rice
750 ml water
100 ml white wine
2 tbsp vegetable stock in powder
100 g white onion
1 garlic clove
2 stems thyme
1 bay leaf
60 g butter
60 g parmesan
20 ml lemon juice
1 lemon zest
1 tbsp chives 
For the spinach purée
300 g baby spinach
2-3 ice cubes
20 ml cold water
For garnish 
5 baby spinach leaves
30 g feta cheese
15 g crushed walnuts

Method

1. In a saucepan put the water with the broth powder to heat.
2. In another saucepan put water to boil.
3. Boil the spinach in the pot for 10 seconds and cool in a bowl with ice water.
4. Place the boiled spinach ( first drain well ), the water and ice cubes in a dispenser and mash with a hand blender.
5. Keep it for the risotto's mush.
6. On a cutting board, finely chop the onion and garlic.
7. In a saucepan, over medium heat, add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil. Pour in the chopped onion and garlic and bake until they wither without turning brown.
8. Then add the rice inside, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add 2-3 pinch of salt.
9. Pour white wine.
10. Take with a ladle of broth soup and gradually add it to the risotto. Repeat the process for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked.
11. Remove the pot from the heat and add the parmesan, the chives, the butter, the lemon juice and the purée from the spinach. Stir constantly to mush the risotto.
12. At the end add freshly ground pepper. Serve and garnish with the chopped walnuts, the crushed feta cheese, spinach leaves and lemon zest.

 

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