Baked Mushroom and Spinach Risotto
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Baked Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

This oven baked risotto gets its richness and creaminess from the creme fraiche that’s stirred through at the end. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that doesn’t require the constant stirring that’s usually associated with traditional risottos.
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30 mins total time

15 mins active time


Serves 4



  • olive oil icon
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • small onion icon
    1 small onion

    finely chopped

  • clove garlic icon
    3 cloves garlic


  • baby bella mushrooms icon
    8 oz baby bella mushrooms


  • arborio rice icon
    2 cups (14 oz) arborio rice
  • kosher salt icon
    1 tbsp kosher salt
  • white wine icon
    ½ cup (4 fl oz) white wine
  • boiling water icon
    4½ cups (36 fl oz) boiling water
  • baby spinach icon
    4 oz baby spinach
  • grated parmesan cheese icon
    ¾ cup (2 oz) grated parmesan cheese

    plus extra to serve

  • crème fraîche icon
    ⅓ cup (2½ oz) crème fraîche
  • ground pepper icon
    ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • lemon icon
    1 lemon

    zest grated


  • 1Insert the wire rack into position 7. Set the oven to Bake, Convection, 350°F, for 14 minutes and press Start to preheat. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 2Heat a 5½-quart (10-inch) Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil and onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes, or until just softened. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • 3Add the mushrooms, cook, stirring for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the rice and cook, stirring for 2 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Add the salt and wine and cook, stirring until the wine is absorbed.
  • 4Add the boiling water and stir to combine, bring to a boil and cover.
  • 5Once preheated, place the pot in the oven and cook for 14 minutes.
  • 6The rice should be just tender and still slightly firm to the bite. If not, cook it for a few more minutes. The risotto will thicken and become creamy when the remaining ingredients are added in the next step. 
  • 7Add the spinach and parmesan and stir until the spinach has wilted. Add the crème fraiche and stir until creamy. Add the pepper and grate over the lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  • 8Serve topped with parmesan.
Main course
Gluten Free

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