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Heat the vegetable stock in a small saucepan until simmering. 

Heat a frying pan with the oil on a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry until tender for 2-3 minutes. Add the rice and cook for a further 2 minutes stirring constantly. 

Add a cupful at a time, the warm stock. Allow a little to be absorbed before adding more. Once all the stock has been added leave to simmer for 10 minutes.  

Stir in the one and a half bags of Leaderbrand Baby Spinach Leaves and stir well to combine. Cover and leave to simmer for 5 more minutes. Season to taste. 

Turn the heat off and add the butter and half of the cheese. Allow to melt and then stir into the risotto. Serve immediately, while hot. 

Garnish with extra baby spinach leaves, fresh herbs and roasted olives to make a bit more special. Serve with plenty of grated cheese. 

Variation:  Add cooked prawns, chicken or even strips of lamb to make into a different kind of risotto. 

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Creamy, smooth, and very nutritious! Toss through another salad, add a handful to a smoothie or cook with many other dishes.

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Servings per package: 3

Serving size: 40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  32 kJ 81 kJ
Protein 1.2 g 3.0 g
Fat, Total 0.1 g 0.3 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
– sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 7 mg 17 mg
Folate 88 ug (44% RDI*) 220 ug
Vitamin A  113 ug (15% RDI*) 283 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

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  • 2 x 120g bags LeaderBrand Baby Spinach
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 onion, finely diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 2 cups arborio rice    
  • 50g unsalted butter 
  • 60g Parmesan or cheddar cheese, finely grated 
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