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Arborio & Mushroom Fall Side Dish

A delightful side dish for your Fall or holiday meals! Can be serve warm or chilled!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion or 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth (plus 1 cup water)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • 10 oz fresh spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 sweet apple, such as honeycrisp, peeled and chopped


  • Heat the butter and olive oil in medium saucepan.
  • Add the onion and basil and saut for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the arborio rice and then quickly pour in the 2 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let the broth soak into the rice.
  • Then add the 1 cup of water and continue cooking until it has been absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, saut the mushrooms in the olive oil for 2 minutes, then add the spinach and cook until most of the leaves have wilted. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  • Once the rice has cooked, add to the mixing bowl and combine with the mushrooms and spinach. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the apple pieces.
  • Serve Arborio & Mushroom Fall Side Dish warm with chicken, or chilled for a quick lunch.