French recipes include the name "Florentine" when the preparation follows the style of Florence, Italy. Classic Florentine dishes consist of eggs or fish served over spinach and topped with a cheese-bechamel sauce. In the U.S., Florentine is used in many recipe titles that include spinach as an ingredient.
Risotto gets its rich creamy texture from Arborio rice. This short-grain Italian rice is high in starch. look for Arborio rice in the rice section of the grocery store or in an Italian market.
Serve a simple green salad, hard rolls and a light white wine with this hearty risotto.