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SAFFRON RISOTTO WITH MUSHROOMS, SPINACH & BRIE

Date: 21 Nov 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, International Cuisine, Main Dishes, Risottos Comments

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Based on the Risotto Milanese but with a few extra ingredients, mushrooms, spinach and brie cheese.  Such a combination of beautiful flavors!

Ingredients

(serves 2-3)

  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 340g arborio rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 medium mushrooms, sliced
  • 1lt gluten free vegetable stock
  • Chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 sachet of Saffron (1tsp in powdered form)
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves or frozen spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 150g Brie, rind removed, roughly chopped
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper

Method


Bring the gluten free stock to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer.

Sauté the onion in a little olive until translucent. Add the rice, stirring until it is covered with the oil. Add the wine which will be absorbed almost immediately. Stir in the minced garlic and add a ladle of stock. As soon as the stock looks almost absorbed, add another ladle.  Add the saffron powder, stirring it in the rice. Add the sliced mushrooms and stir in. Continue adding a ladle at a time till the rice is nearly al dente.

Do not let the rice dry out.  It should still have a little stock. Add the spinach leaves, combine with the rice till they wilt. Add the parmesan cheese, the chopped brie and a knob of butter.  Stir well until the brie and butter melt and they are fully combined. Season, cover and leave for a few minutes before serving.

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