Spinach Risotto with Garlic and White Beans

Risotto with Spinach, White Beans and Garlic | The Domesticated Wolf

I love making risotto – it’s easy and perfect for a crowd. This recipe for Spinach Risotto with Garlic and White Beans could not be more delicious.  I love adding white beans for extra protein – a great tip for both rice and pasta dishes.

Lagostina asked me if I wanted to try their new Risotto Pot – a gorgeous and durable stainless steel pot complete with a cherry wood lid that doubles as a trivet!  I made the recipe below using their new pot!

Easy Weeknight Risotto with Spinach | The Domesticated Wolf

Ingredients for 4 servings

32 oz low sodium vegetable stock
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp butter
1 medium vidalia onion, peeled and diced
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 cups Arborio rice
¾ cup white wine
3 cups baby spinach
1 15oz can white beans, rinsed
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese
salt to taste
red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Heat stock over low heat.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium low heat, and add onion and garlic. Cook until soft and translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat to medium, add the rice and stir to toast, add white wine and cook until the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat back down to medium low and add the warm stock 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Once each cup has been absorbed, repeat with the remaining stock until none remains.
  5. Taste the rice to be sure it’s cooked. If it’s too al dente for your taste, add water ½ a cup at a time and stir until it’s absorbed and the rice has reached your desired texture.
  6. Add the spinach, white beans, half the cheese, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt.
  7. Serve immediately, topped with the remaining cheese and red pepper flakes.

Lagostina Risotto Pot | The Domesticated Wolf

Lagostina Risotto Pot | The Domesticated Wolf

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The Lagostina Risotto Pot (retail value $199.95) is so gorgeous! It’s display worthy…and that’s not always the case with well used pots and pans.  I especially like its low profile, making it really easy to constantly stir the risotto.  And the lid becomes a trivet! I’m sure I don’t have to remind you, but it’s never a good idea to place a screaming hot pot directly on the table.  Now you don’t have to search for your trivets!

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The Lagostina Risottiera is available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma and specialty retailers nationwide.  For more information please visit the Lagostina website.