Always so special - Green risotto Recipe

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45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
2 servings
Riso verde is a specialty I used to eat at our family restaurant in Italy, I haven’t eaten it anywhere else. My dad’s relatives have un’albergo-ristorante (an hotel and restaurant) Al Lago in San Lazzaro that also has a restaurant where they make wonderful specialties like this one. All their pasta, tagliatelle, gnocchi, cannelloni, etc…are homemade, therefore many locals go there to celebrate special events such as weddings, baptims and have traditional “gargantuesques” meals. I have always loved this riso verde, the green color is due to the spinach, basically it’s somehow a risotto, but they call it simply “riso” (rice). Usually as any other “primo” meaning first dish, it’s served by itself, and not as a side dish. To really appreciate it, you should really savor it on its own, and with nothing else to distract you from its wonderful taste and texture.

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Serving Size (103.0 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 358.0 Calories from Fat 4.68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.52g 1.6%
Saturated Fat 0.14g 1.4%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.0mg 0.08%
Total Carbohydrate 79.15g 52.77%
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g 22.4%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 6.5g 26.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.0mg% Iron 4.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
or, fresh spinach, frozen, salt and pepper