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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.
Shrimp And Vegetable Risotto Ingredients: water, shrimp/crab boil seasoning, butter, shallots, garlic, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, celery, cooked shrimp, Arborio rice stovetop
Italian Seafood Risotto With Porcini Mushrooms Ingredients: arborio rice, olive oil, chicken stock, more as needed, dried porcini mushrooms, boiling water (to reconstitute the dried porcinis), dry, white wine, medium or large shrimp, scallops, garlic, onions or shallots, finely minced Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 565 calories, 23g fat, 47g carbs, 33g protein.
Sweet Corn And Crab Risotto Ingredients: salt, jalapeno, Parmesan cheese, spinach, crabmeat, white wine, arborio rice, onions, chicken stock, olive oil stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 641 calories, 19g fat, 93g carbs, 36g protein.
Lobster Risotto Ingredients: live lobster (2- to 3-lb. size), olive oil, leek, trimmed, cleaned and chopped, carrot, trimmed and chopped, celery, garlic, tomato paste, white wine, water Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 831 calories, 24g fat, 75g carbs, 51g protein.
Creamy Risotto "A basic but flavorful version. Easy instructions make it foolproof." Ingredients: Parmesan cheese, water, chicken broth, white wine, rice, butter, onion, salt and ground white pepper, heavy cream stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 291 calories, 17g fat, 27g carbs, 6g protein.
Basic Risotto Ingredients: stock, Parmesan cheese, onion, olive oil, white wine, white arborio rice stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 279 calories, 5g fat, 41g carbs, 7g protein.
Couscous Risotto With Wild Mushrooms And Pecorino Cheese "This recipe has a creamy, risotto-like texture and is packed full of delicious mushrooms. The larger Israeli couscous gives it extra "bite"" Ingredients: wild mushrooms, chives, pecorino cheese, tomato, lemon zest, white wine, chicken or vegetable stock, olive oil, Israeli couscous stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 567 calories, 8g fat, 108g carbs, 19g protein.
Parmesan Risotto "A slow cooker version that yields creamy and delicious results" Ingredients: chicken broth, white wine, arborio rice, onion, olive oil, salt, Parmesan cheese crock pot, stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 447 calories, 19g fat, 50g carbs, 15g protein.
Risotto with Chicken, Spinach and Lemon Ingredients: chicken stock, white wine, arborio rice, spinach, lemon, scallions, garlic, onion, all-purpose flour, olive oil stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 573 calories, 22g fat, 57g carbs, 30g protein.
Risotto With Chicken, Lemon Grass And Coconut Milk Ingredients: fish sauce, coconut milk, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, arborio rice, onion, salt, lemongrass, scallions, garlic stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 585 calories, 24g fat, 62g carbs, 30g protein.
Scampi With Risotto
photo:Ingredients: arborio rice, salt and pepper, chives or green onions, butter, white wine, olive oil, dried tarragon, parsley, lemon juice stovetop Show Dish Data™ ▼
Nutrition per serving: 624 calories, 29g fat, 29g carbs, 53g protein.