Mushroom, pumpkin and spinach risotto

Bursting with flavour, this risotto is guaranteed to be a new favourite. Loaded with mushrooms, pumpkin and spinach, it’s finished with a delicious blue cheese mascarpone.

4

15m

40m

Ingredients

  • 500g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 cups (1L) vegetable stock
  • 200g Swiss brown mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup (200g) arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
  • 60g pkt Coles Australian Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup (40g) pine nuts, toasted
  • 100g mascarpone
  • 50g blue cheese, crumbled
  • Baby spinach leaves, extra, to serve

Method

STEP 1 

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the pumpkin on the tray and drizzle with 1 tsp of the oil. Toss to combine. Bake for 20 mins or until tender.

STEP 2 

Meanwhile, bring stock to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and keep at a gentle simmer.

STEP 3 

Heat half the remaining oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the mushroom and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until lightly browned and tender. Transfer to a bowl.

STEP 4 

Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until the grains of rice appear glassy. Add the wine and cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 mins or until the wine has been absorbed. Add 1/2 cup (125ml) of the simmering stock to the rice mixture and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the liquid is completely absorbed before adding more. Continue adding 1/2-cupfuls of stock for 20 mins or until the rice is tender yet firm to the bite and risotto is creamy.

STEP 5

Add the mushroom, pumpkin, spinach, parmesan and half the pine nuts to the risotto. Stir to combine.

STEP 6 

Combine the mascarpone and blue cheese in a small bowl. Divide the risotto among serving bowls. Spoon over the mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with remaining pine nuts and extra spinach.

Dietary information

Vegetarian
Gluten-free
Egg-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Wheat-free

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