Cheesy Mushroom-Kale Risotto

Cheesy Mushroom-Kale Risotto
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  • 4Servings


  • 5 - 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large bunch curly-leaf kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 8 ounce packages sliced baby bella mushrooms


In a saucepan, simmer stock. In another saucepan, stir onion and 3 tbsp. butter over medium, until onion softens, 3 minutes. Add the rice and garlic and stir 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, stir 1 cup stock into the rice and cook, stirring, until nearly absorbed, about 4 minutes. Repeat with 3 more cups stock, adding 1 cup at a time. Stir in kale and 1 cup stock; cook, stirring, until rice is tender and liquid is nearly absorbed, about 4 minutes. Thin with extra stock as needed. Off heat, stir in 3/4 cup cheese, the vinegar and the remaining butter; season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high. Add half the mushrooms, season and cook until browned, 10 minutes; transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining mushrooms. Divide risotto among plates; drizzle with EVOO. Top with mushrooms and remaining cheese.