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Creamy Risotto with Dried Plums

Add spinach and dried plums to creamy risotto for a dish that's great all on its own or to accompany roast chicken or pork.

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Prep Time   10 minutes Cook Time   30 minutes Serves  6

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice or medium grain rice
6 cups hot chicken broth
1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup (about 6 ounces) quartered pitted dried plums
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Directions

In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until translucent. Add rice; cook and stir 1 minute or until rice is coated in butter. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chicken broth, 1 cup at a time, letting each addition absorb before adding the next cup, stirring constantly. Cook and stir about 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and creamy. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach, dried plums, Parmesan, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes to heat through.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
371
Cholesterol
21mg
% of Calories from Fat
23%
Total Fat
9g
Carbohydrate
62g
Protein
10g
Fiber
4g
Potassium
159mg

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