Orange County Appetizers Recipe List

Nello Cucina

South Coast Plaza Crystal Court
3333 South Bear St., Costa Mesa, CA 92704



1 jar Antonello Salsa di Pomodoro*
1 lb Bellino or Ferrara Arborio rice
1/2 C BelGioioso parmesan, grated
1 C fresh spinach, finely chopped
1 T butter

*Sauce can be purchased at Antonello’s, Von’s, Ralphs, Gelson and Bristol Farms.


  • In a pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil, then add salt to boiling water.
  • Place Arborio rice into boiling water, let cook for 20 minutes (stir frequently).
  • In a medium pan, heat sauce and spinach.
  • Add cooked Arborio rice to sauce and stir frequently.
  • Stirring rice, add butter to pan until melted completely.
  • Add parmesan cheese, toss and serve hot.

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