Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Risotto Spinach Soup

This is a very tasty and simple soup that really hits the spot on a cold day. It's also a great way to get some spinach in your diet. I have been missing leafy greens lately and thought some baby spinach would be good.

- 1 lb baby spinach
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 generous cup arborio rice
- 7-8 cups veggie stock
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Rinse spinach and cook in a large pot over medium heat until wilted. Remove from pot.
2. Add oil and saute onion and garlic for 5 mins. Add rice and fry for 1 min, stirring constantly. Add in stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring to bubbling, lower heat and simmer until rice is tender (15 to 20 mins).
3. Add in spinach and more stock if too thick. Serve.