Riso, Patate e Cozze

Riso, Patate e Cozze is a traditional Italian dish that translates to “rice, potatoes, and mussels.” It is a hearty and flavorful dish made with a combination of sautéed onions, garlic, potatoes, rice, and mussels cooked in a flavorful tomato-based broth. The dish is typically made with short-grain rice and is finished with a sprinkle of parsley.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup short-grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 pounds of mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
  2. Add the potatoes and rice and stir to coat with the oil.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth, and diced tomatoes, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and cook for about 15 minutes or until the rice and potatoes are almost done.
  5. Add the mussels to the pot, cover the pot and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  6. Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Ladle the dish into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.

Riso, Patate e Cozze is a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for a special occasion. It is a classic and comforting dish that can be enjoyed by everyone. This dish can be modified to suit personal preferences and serve as a main course or a side dish. The broth is rich with the flavors of tomatoes, mussels, and spices, making it a perfect dish to enjoy with a piece of bread to soak up the broth.


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