Red cabbage risotto – Risotto al cavolo viola


Hello everyone!

Today I’ll share with you this simple recipe. I hope you like it


350 gr brown rice

about 350 gr red cabbage

1 leek

some leaves of basil

salt to taste

paprika to taste

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Boil the rice in salted water and in the meantime heat the oil in a frying pan
  2. Slice the leek (only the white part) and the cabbage and add them into the pan. Flavour with salt and basil and let it cook until the cabbage is softer.
  3. Add three ladles of rice cooking water and blend all with an immersion blender.
  4. Drip the rice, and put it into the pan with the cream you have just blended.
  5. Saute two minutes, stirring well.
  6. Serve and flavour with some paprika and fresh basil
  7. Enjoy!


Ciao a tutti!

Oggi voglio condividere con voi questa semplicissima ricetta. Spero vi piaccia.


350 gr di riso integrale

circa 350 gr di cavolo viola

1 porro

2 cucchiai di olio evo

qualche foglia di basilico

sale q.b.

paprika q.b.


  1. Fate bollire il riso in acqua salata e nel frattempo scaldate l’olio in una padella
  2. Affettate il porro e il cavolo e aggiungeteli nella padella. Salate, aggiungete del basilico e lasciate cuocere fino a che il cavolo non sarΓ  morbido.
  3. Aggiungete 3 mestoli di acqua di cottura del riso e frullate tutto con un frullatore a immersione.
  4. Scolate il riso e mettetelo nella padella insieme alla crema appena ottenuta.
  5. Fate saltare due minuti tutto insieme mescolando bene.
  6. Servite e insaporite con una spolverata di paprika e qualche foglia di basilico
  7. Buon appetito!


6 thoughts on “Red cabbage risotto – Risotto al cavolo viola

    • I served it simple as starter. It is very simple but tasty. In Italy risotto is like a starter (in Italian primo piatto is like the first dish of a meal) and we eat pasta or rice alone, seasoning with veggies or other things but without anything in the same plate. I am not really sure that I understood your question. I am sorry πŸ™‚


      • Nope – you understood my question perfectly well πŸ™‚ I did not know that about Italian cuisine… (soo ignorant sometimes). Due to my background, by default I view rice as a side dish… Thanks a lot for your reply – awesome blog by the way!
        A final question: Is it true that at the moment the vegan movement is huge in Italy?

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      • Thanks a lot!
        Yes, it is true! In Italy more and more people are turning vegan. Vegan restaurant are opening everywhere. I joined in a fb group two weeks ago that had the purpose of helping people to turn vegan in 21 days. There were about 3000 meat eater who changed their way of life and of eating. I was a tutor and it was a lovely experience. But I live in England now and here the situation is a bit different. I hope the time of changing will arrive as soon as possible here too.


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