Risotto is an Italian dish made from a short grain rice like Arborio. Hot liquid is added in small batches to the rice while constantly stirring and is allowed to fully cook in before adding more, resulting in a creamy rice. Because of this process it takes longer to cook and is a bit more labor intensive than other rice dishes.
Risotto is very popular in restaurants in a variety of flavors such as pumpkin, mushroom, seafood (shrimp, scallops, lobster) and vegetables such as asparagus, leeks, and corn. Other grains can also be used for a non-traditional risotto such as barley or couscous.
Tips: chicken stock is the most common liquid used in risotto but it can be high in sodium. If you wish to reduce the sodium content of these recipes use a lower salt chicken broth and add salt (or a salt substitute) to taste. There is often additional salty flavor from the other ingredients (like any added cheese) so it's easier to add salt as needed when starting with a less salty broth.
Creamy Risotto Made with heavy cream, salt and ground white pepper, onion, butter, rice, white wine, chicken broth, water, Parmesan cheese stovetop
photo: CDKitchen Love risotto but don't have time to stand around stirring? Try this delicious crock pot recipe that uses arborio rice, white wine, chicken broth, and parmesan cheese. crock pot, stovetop Scampi With Risotto photo: HeatherGJ Made with lemon juice, parsley, dried tarragon, olive oil, white wine, butter, chives or green onions, salt and pepper, arborio rice stovetop Vegetarian Risotto with Fresh Vegetables
photo: CDKitchen Made with vegetable stock or vegetable broth, olive oil, onions, Arborio rice, salt, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, broccoli florets, spinach, or zucchini, bell peppers, etc stovetop Sausage And Vegetable Risotto
photo: Bnany3 Made with sweet Italian sausages, water, onion, butter, white wine, arborio rice, zucchini, kosher salt, fresh baby spinach, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese crock pot, stovetop Basic Risotto With Shrimp photo: CDKitchen Made with saffron, arborio rice, shrimp, olive oil, onion, white wine, chicken stock, butter, Parmesan cheese, heavy cream stovetop Fresh Corn Risotto
photo: CDKitchen Made with Parmiagiano Reggiano cheese, vegetable or chicken broth, fresh corn kernels, olive oil, green onions, Arborio rice stovetop Seafood Risotto photo: CDKitchen Made with parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, shrimp, small mussels cleaned, fresh chopped herbs: dill, oregano, butter, fish stock or as needed, arborio rice, olive oil, shallots Basic Risotto Made with white arborio rice, white wine, olive oil, onion, Parmesan cheese, stock stovetop
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Lobster and Lobster Mushroom Risotto Made with shallots, salt and pepper, garlic, carrot, celery, wild lobster mushrooms, arborio rice, sherry wine, fish stock, Parmesan cheese stovetop Risotto With Chicken, Lemon Grass And Coconut Milk Made with garlic, scallions, lemongrass, salt, onion, arborio rice, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, coconut milk, fish sauce stovetop