Get ready to embark on a culinary journey where a humble pot of rice transforms into a creamy, dreamy masterpiece! Our Spinach and Pea Risotto is not just a dish; it's a symphony of flavors, and we're here to guide you through it. Creamy Arborio rice, sweet peas, and vibrant spinach come together in a harmonious blend that will leave your taste buds dancing. But before we dive into the kitchen, let's take a look at the nutritional star of the show.



  • 4 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth (warmed)
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (about 1/2 an onion)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Information:
Serving Size: 1
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 409
  • Total Fat: 16g (24% Daily Value)
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4g (32%)
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 497mg (20%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 68g (22%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g (40%)
  • Sugars: 35g
  • Protein: 14g


Step 1: Sauté and Simmer

Risotto is a labor of love that demands your attention. Begin by heating 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat in a spacious saucepan. Add the chopped onions and sauté them for approximately 5 minutes, letting their fragrance fill the kitchen.

Step 2: Rice Rhapsody

Stir in the Arborio rice and sauté for another 1-2 minutes, coaxing out its nutty aroma. Now, it's time for a little wine magic. Add the dry white wine and let it cook down until it's almost dry, which should take around 3-4 minutes.

Step 3: Stirring Symphony

Here's where the risotto dance begins. Add 3 cups of warmed chicken broth to the pan, and cook for about 10 minutes. Remember, keep stirring constantly, and let the rice absorb the liquid gradually.

Step 4: Pea Parade

When the rice is nearly there, toss in the frozen peas, and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, adding additional broth as needed. If it starts to look a bit parched, don't hesitate to add some warm water. We want creamy, not dry!

Step 5: Spinach Serenade

Just as the rice is almost cooked to perfection, introduce the chopped spinach and Parmesan cheese to the mix. Let them blend in, creating a vibrant, green melody in your risotto.

Step 6: Serve and Savor

Your Spinach and Pea Risotto is now a creamy masterpiece, ready to be devoured. Serve it up and bask in the well-deserved applause from your taste buds.


  • While this dish demands constant stirring, the effort is well worth the reward. The richness of the flavor comes from the broth, reducing the need for excessive butter. For a lighter version, consider reducing the amount of Parmesan without compromising on taste.
  • Now, let the culinary magic unfold and delight in every spoonful of your homemade Spinach and Pea Risotto. Bon appétit!
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