Spinach-and-Sugar Snap Risotto

Cooking Light
To trim sugar snap peas, pull at one end; the string will come off the entire pea.
6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)


+ Add To Shopping List
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3 cups chopped spinach
1 1/4 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
2 tablespoons minced fresh or 2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 cup water
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked Arborio or other short-grain rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sugar; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in spinach and next 5 ingredients (spinach through garlic); sauté 30 seconds or until spinach wilts. Remove spinach mixture from pan; set aside.

Bring water and broth to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large saucepan; add rice. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook until wine is absorbed, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 4 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly, until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 22 minutes total). Stir in spinach mixture and cheese; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Created date

April 1998

Nutritional Information

Calories 230
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 7.6 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 7.5 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 518 mg
Calcium 162 mg