Risotto Verde

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Risotto Verde
Risotto Verde
Francesca Borgognone

Risotto Verde

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Ready in
45 m
4
Servings
656
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups chicken broth, preferably bouillon-based
  • 1 small onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 Cup dry white wine
  • 2 Cups kale, chopped and blanched
  • 4 Cups fresh spinach, chopped and blanched
  • 2 Cups wild arugula, chopped
  • 1 Cup fresh peas, boiled
  • 1 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated and divided
  • Salt and pepper, for taste

Directions

Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan, lower the flame and keep to the side. In a large  wok, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil until golden, then add the rice and make sure it is completely coated in the oil. Cook for 3 minutes and then add the white wine, again making sure it's coated.

After, add ½ cup of broth at a time into the rice until it is completely absorbed and cooked al dente, reserving 1 cup of broth. Add in the kale and the spinach and cover with lid. After 3 minutes, add the arugula and the peas. Pour the remaining cup of broth, sprinkle a layer of Parmesan on top, no more then ½ cup, and cover with lid. After 4-5 minutes, remove lid and serve, adding Parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste.

Risotto Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Risotto Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
30%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Protein
25g
49%
Carbs
92g
31%
Vitamin A
265µg
29%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.9%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.2%
Vitamin C
36mg
60%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
231µg
100%
Calcium
444mg
44%
Fiber
7g
26%
Folate (food)
122µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
505µg
100%
Folic acid
225µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
39%
Magnesium
94mg
24%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
41%
Phosphorus
419mg
60%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
701mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
20.8%
Sodium
1763mg
73%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
48.8%
Zinc
3mg
18%

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