Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  262
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  45 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  16 mg
  • Sodium  199 mg
  • Potassium  253 mg
  • Phosphorus  175 mg
  • Calcium  100 mg
  • Fiber  3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Be sure to use Arborio rice when making risotto; do not substitute with a different kind of rice. The dish is meant to be creamy and this particular variety of rice releases starch as it cooks which gives it a creamy texture.
  • Look for low sodium broth. This recipe used a broth with 140mg of sodium per 1 cup.
  • Reduce portion to 1/2 cup for a lower carbohydrate diet.

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Creamy Rice Risotto
highway says:

Sounds good enough 2 eat some

Feb. 10, 2015, 11:22 AM
Creamy Rice Risotto
Blubird5 says:

I'm so disappointed that there are not photos to accompany the wonderful recipes here. I haven't made the recipe yet, but based on ingredients, I'd give it 3 stars to start with.

Feb. 09, 2015, 3:19 PM
Creamy Rice Risotto
Countess51 says:

This is really good.... enjoyed very much

Jan. 31, 2015, 4:54 AM
Creamy Rice Risotto
iva7mae says:

Phos. is 175 for one serving. What is the daily recommended phos. level (3 meals and 1 snack daily)? Dietitian comment: In general a low phosphorus diet is 1000 mg or less per day.If you want to reduce phosphorus you can reduce or omit the Parmesan cheese or you can cut the portion to 1/2 cup as 1 cup is pretty generous.

Jan. 16, 2015, 6:21 AM

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