Smoked-Gouda Risotto with Spinach and Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • Risotto:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken 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)
  • Mushrooms:
  • 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)

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide risotto evenly among 6 bowls; top with mushroom mixture, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.
Chef Charles Dale, Renaissance Restaurant, Aspen, Colorado
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