My husband bought 4 bags of spinach (It was buy one get one at Cub Foods)! Why would you do that? I'm going to have to disguise this to get my children to eat it again...hum? O.K. I've got it! Here it is...I was surprised how good this was. If you like cooked spinach you will like this! Of course my children kept asking questions like, "Mom... is this that pesto stuff," and "Mom why is it SO green?" But, once I completed the plates and shredded a little more Parmesan on top they didn't have a problem with it!
9 oz. Spinach
5 cups vegetable or meat stock, kept warm
1/3 cup milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
6 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1) Place spinach and a 1 cup water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once the spinach becomes wilted drain any excess water and squeeze dry. Place spinach in a Cuisinart and the 2/3 cup of the milk and a grind on salt. Blend until smooth (this is the disguise part I discussed above:) Now set aside until the risotto is almost finished!