Grilled Flank Steak over Sweet Corn Risotto and Spinach

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Grilled Flank Steak over Sweet Corn Risotto and Spinach 3.80/5 (5 votes)

It took me a long time to be brave enough to try making risotto. From everything I'd heard, you had to be some kind of chef to even attempt it. Well, I'm here to tell you, you don't. It's super easy and oh my, it's wonderful. Especially with the addition of sweet corn. Oh, and the flank steak and simple sautéed spinach aren't bad either!

Sweet Corn Risotto

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 ears corn, kernels removed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium sized pot, heat oil over medium high heat until it begins to shimmer.
  2. Add shallots and corn and sauté until shallots are translucent – about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add arborio rice and sauté for another couple minutes.
  4. Add wine and continue to cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently until wine is mostly absorbed.
  5. Add 1 cup stock to pot. Reduce heat to medium (it should be simmering - if not, increase the heat). Stir frequently (not constantly) until liquid is absorbed.
  6. Once absorbed, add another 1 cup of stock and repeat until you’ve used all 4 cups and liquid is mostly absorbed. This process takes about 25 minutes.
  7. Stir in parmesan and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories 363 Fat 6 Sat Fat 2 Sodium 868 Carbs 62 Sugars 3 Fiber 4 Protein 11.

Grilled Flank Steak

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES PASSIVE TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a resealable bag or dish and let marinate at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high.
  3. Grill 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the meat, or until it is cooked to your liking.
  4. Let the steak rest 5 minutes, then cut thinly across the grain.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 205g: Calories 408 Fat 21 Sat Fat 7 Sodium 503 Carbs 3 Fiber 0 Sugars 1 Protein 48.

Garlic Sautéed Spinach

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a very large, high sided pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for just a minute or two until fragrant, but not browned.
  3. Add spinach and stir constantly until just wilted.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 125 Calories 87 Fat 7.5 Carbs 4 Fiber 2.5 Protein 3.3.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids really enjoyed the corn risotto, even my pickiest eater.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Grill a portobello mushroom cap instead of steak.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS:  Use tamari instead of soy sauce and make sure your Worcestershire sauce is gluten free. 

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