Warm, creamy, elegant, earthy and sweet, risottos are comfort food to me. And although people are often intimated by the idea, I love cooking them too. They're actually very simple to make, and although risottos do require pretty much constant attention, they're only really fussy toward the end of the cooking time when you want your rice grains cooked just to a perfect creamy and toothsome or al dente texture. But with a careful eye to this last step, risottos are actually a snap to make.
Another lovely aspect of risottos is their openness to other ingredients and flavors … although I do consider that mushrooms and Parmesan cheese are almost essential to a really classic risotto. This attractive mushroom risotto has lentils and spinach in addition to these classic flavors, making it a complete meal on a plate.
|Mushroom, Lentil and Spinach Risotto|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on May 9, 2013
Simple, warming, creamy and classic mushroom risotto with lentils and spinach
Other legume risottos you will enjoy:
Green Bean and Borlotti Bean Risotto
Spicy Azuki Bean Risotto
Spicy Tamarind and Channa Risotto Kitcheree