Risotto

Risotto

Glycemic IndexGlycemic Load
70.0
22.1

The glycemic index (GI) of risotto equals to 70.0, which classifies it as a high GI food. The glycemic load (GL) of risotto is equal to 22.1, which classifies it as a high GL food.


Nutrition Facts
Calories (kcal)168.0
Carbohydrates (g)31.6
Proteins (g)4.5
Fats (g)3.4

100 grams of risotto contain 168.0 kcal (703 kJ), 4.5 grams of proteins, 31.6 grams of carbohydrates, and 3.4 grams of fats.


Risotto is a classic Italian dish made by cooking Arborio rice in stock, butter and Parmesan cheese. It has become increasingly popular as a main course or side dish due to its creamy texture and unique flavor. This type of rice is high in carbohydrates which can provide quick energy to the body, while also containing significant levels of protein, dietary fiber and minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium. One advantage of risotto is that it can be easily adapted to suit different diets; gluten-free options are available for those with allergies or intolerances. Additionally, because there are so many variations on this recipe – from adding vegetables for extra nutrition to using white wine instead of stock – risotto offers great versatility when creating dishes that cater towards individual preferences or nutritional needs. However one potential disadvantage could be the amount of fat contained within some recipes; if cooked with too much butter it may not be suitable for those looking out for their cholesterol levels. Furthermore, depending on what ingredients you use – particularly meats like sausage – your meal will contain saturated fats which should only make up around 10% of daily calorie intake according to most health advice sources.