Wild Mushroom & Spinach Risotto With Grafton Smoked Cheddar

Filed under: Dinner, Side Dishes.

This dish is great for a chilly fall or winter evening. The Grafton cheddar adds a tangy twist. Created by Chef David A Smith of The Old Tavern at Grafton.

2 cups Arborio rice
1 bottle white wine, Chardonnay
1 large sweet onion, thin julienne
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/2 lb baby spinach
1.5 quarts miso broth (combine yellow miso & hot water)
6 oz Grafton Maple Smoked Cheddar, grated
4 oz unsalted butter
1 bulb roasted garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb shitake mushrooms
1/2 lb cremini mushrooms
1/2 lb oyster mushrooms
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper

Place a thick bottomed sauce pot on medium low heat. Sauté mushrooms in three batches with the olive oil and 1 T butter. Cook to golden brown. Add splash balsamic vinegar to caramelize each batch of mushrooms. Set aside cooked mushrooms.
In the same pot, on medium low heat, heat 1 T butter, 1 T olive oil. Add onion and shallot and sauté until caramelized. Add 2 oz of the white wine to deglaze.
Add Arborio rice with 2 T olive oil and stir well. Add 6 oz stock, 2 oz wine and 1 t butter, continually stirring the rice. Keep repeating the stock, wine and butter combination until all broth is absorbed (approx. 20-25 mins). Cook to al dente.
Add spinach until wilted, then the roasted garlic, Grafton cheddar and Parmesan. Add mushrooms, and season dish with salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 6-8 ppl
Cook Time: 45 mins
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Other recipes by Grafton Inn:
Mediterranean Bouillabaisse
Roasted Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Bisque
Old Tavern's Famous Scones - Raspberry
Grafton Cheddar Ale Soup
Vermont Spring Bouillabaisse
Vegetarian Satay With Asian Pesto
Mariniated Venison Loin W/ Grilled Peaches & Garden Vegetables
Vermexican Elk Tenderloin With Bell Pepper Mashed & Cilantro Lime Cream
Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Recipe Provided By:
Grafton Inn
Grafton, VT

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