Spinach and artichoke risotto recipe

An Italian classic that tastes like spin dip!

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Who doesn't love the ooey, gooey, extra cheesy spinach and artichoke dip you get at restaurants? With the chunks of artichokes and spinach, it's hard to resist. When you can't make it out to enjoy your favorite dip, bring those flavors you love home and enjoy them in a whole new way! This spinach and artichoke risotto has all the same ingredients as the dip, just slow cooked with Italian rice.

Spinach and artichoke risotto

Serves about 8

Cheese, rice, artichokes and spinach, what more could you want? This risotto is slow cooked on the stove until the rice literally melts in your mouth. After just a few bites of this, you'll find yourself saying "spinach and artichoke dip what?"

spinach and artichoke risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 box of frozen spinach
  • 14 ounces (1 can) of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • Liberal dashes of salt and pepper

Directions: 

  1. Defrost the spinach and set it aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and shallots and cook until fragrant, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the rice, salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add in the wine and cook it until it evaporates. Gradually add in the broth, 1/2 cup at a time, allowing the broth to get absorbed into the rice after each addition. Once all the broth has been added, stir in the defrosted spinach and chopped artichoke hearts. Cook another 5 - 10 minutes, or until the rice is soft and creamy.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Add the salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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