Spinach Florentine Risotto

Spinach Florentine Risotto


We mix absorbent Arborio rice and spinach with aromatics and traditional seasoning for the exceptional rice blend of our Spinach Florentine Flavor-Ready Risotto Rice.

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In the culinary world, the word Florentine or the term à la Florentine, refers to a recipe that is prepared in the style of the Italian region of Florence. More specifically, it refers to a meal prepared in the Florentine style, usually featuring spinach. In our Spinach Florentine Risotto, we’ve blended creamy Arborio rice with spinach, tarragon, parsley, garlic, onion, bell pepper, chiles and salt for a savory, ready-to-cook risotto which is delicious on its own or wonderful with chicken or lamb. 

Risotto is an Italian culinary icon, particularly popular in Northern Italy where it is eaten with an endless array of ingredients. The secret to excellent risotto lies with the short-grain Arborio rice, the preferred risotto rice. Arborio is a high-starch, short-grain rice that absorbs cooking liquids to achieve a creamy overall texture with individual grains remaining pleasingly separate and al dente. Gently stirring the rice while gradually adding warm stock or broth draws the starch out of the rice grains and creates the creamy consistency and al dente texture fundamental to risotto.


  • Heat 1 quart water or chicken stock to simmer and reserve.  

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  

  • Add 1 cup Spinach Florentine Risotto and stir quickly until rice is well coated and opaque, about 2 minutes.  

  • Add 1 cup warm liquid to rice. Cook, stirring, until rice has absorbed liquid.  

  • Add remaining liquid 1 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until rice absorbs all the liquid after each addition and rice is tender but firm.