This creamy and savory risotto can go with almost any dish. Start with Zatarain's Yellow Rice and add mushroom, spinach, onion, heavy cream and Monterey Jack cheese for a side that will get as much attention as the main dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 2 minutes or until onion begins to soften.

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  • Stir in water and Rice Mix. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cream and cheese; cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Stir in spinach. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 46.9g; fat 21.6g; cholesterol 68.6mg; sodium 1101.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2017
Wait... a risotto that is creamy and delicious and I didn't have to stand there tending to its every need for an hour? Wow! Now don't get me wrong, one of the reasons I make risotto is to glean some therapeutic affect from all the focused love I put into the dish, but this ZATARAIN'S dish is wonderful and easy! We have a weeknight winner here for sure! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2019
Needs more seasonings. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2017
Wait... a risotto that is creamy and delicious and I didn't have to stand there tending to its every need for an hour? Wow! Now don't get me wrong, one of the reasons I make risotto is to glean some therapeutic affect from all the focused love I put into the dish, but this ZATARAIN'S dish is wonderful and easy! We have a weeknight winner here for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
Used half & half instead of cream and subbed parmesan for the Monterey Jack. Really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2019
This recipe was super easy and delicious! My family loved it and we will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2019
Needs more seasonings. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2019
I made it for Easter and doubled up everything. It was a hit and no leftovers. I will be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2020
This was really good as written. The only thing I did different was substitute the heavy cream with half and half. I served with breaded chicken tenders, and it was perfect. The only problem I had was finding the Zatrains Yellow Rice! I will definitely make again. Read More
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