September 9, 2011

FFwD: Cheesy, Garlicky Rice with Spinach

I was really interested in trying this one after years of making risotto the Italian way.  I'll have to say the French version is a little easier to make and turned out creamier.  It was nice to not have to stand over the pot ladling the broth into the rice.  Vegetarian meals don't go down well in my house so I pan fried some chicken breast with mushrooms to go along with the rice.  I think fish would complement it better, but we're having fish tomorrow night so I went with the bird since we had crab last week.  I thought it was really tasty, loved the gruyere and I added a little bit of nutmeg to the spinach.  Will make this again!

Liquid almost completely absorbed

Rice with the cheese and onion & spinach 

Supper time!

9 comments:

  1. Fish would be a good compliment. We paired ours with steak, and it substituted well for the usual potato.

    Happy French Friday!

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  2. Great idea to pair this with pan fried chicken and mushroom. Looks delish!

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  3. I think this would go well with anything! I love how nutmeg complements spinach and gruyere. I'll try a sprinkle next time.

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  4. We served this with chicken as well - I thought it paired nicely, but I agree that a nice white fish would have been a great complement.
    Nutmeg is a great idea (and now I am wondering why I didn't think of that...)

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  5. I just sent my husband out for some chicken stock so that we can have this for dinner! I love all of the ideas that I'm getting from this week's recipe!

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  6. Nutmeg! I wish I'd thought to add some. I love the risotto cakes you made with the leftovers, too.

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  7. I love the idea of adding nutmeg! I have not made Italian risotto, but I loved this method.

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  8. ooo. just saw you made risotto cakes with the leftover; such a great use of leftover rice. looks like it turned out well and nice paring with chicken and mushrooms.

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