ri·​sot·​to | \ri-ˈsȯ-(ˌ)tō, -ˈzȯ-\
plural risottos

Definition of risotto 

: rice cooked usually in meat or seafood stock and seasoned (as with Parmesan cheese or saffron)

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But sweet English peas were swallowed up by a too-sharp risotto; seasoned with prosciutto, the rice took on more of the ham’s saltiness than its sweetness. New York Times, "Legacy Records Looks for History in a Brand New Neighborhood," 19 June 2018 The visual presentation warranted extra points — those scallops, gently coated by a light, bacon-y soubise sauce, were nestled against a pale green risotto of spring peas, snow peas and pea shoots. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Food Market still draws crowds, delivers imaginative fare in Hampden," 31 May 2018 This one-skillet dish of sauteed spring vegetables in a Parmesan sauce has a risotto-like texture. Ellie Krieger, sacbee, "Try this vegetable side dish that tastes luxe | The Sacramento Bee," 8 May 2018 Dry-aged Duroc pork chop with barley risotto and romesco sauce. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "10 summer deals at Phoenix restaurants, casual to upscale dining," 15 June 2018 While the political elite freaks out about their peers’ access to chanterelle-and-garlic-scape risotto, the restaurant community is coming together to protect the undocumented immigrant members of their family. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "Blacklist Every Last One of Them," 26 June 2018 On the menu are glasses of wine and cocktails, eats ranging from traditional Austrian (wienerschnitzel) to modern (pumpkin risotto with truffle foam), plus pastries like Austria’s famed apple strudel and Sacher cake. Kristine Hansen, Vogue, "Even Non-Skiers Can Find Bliss in the Austrian Alps," 8 Mar. 2018 For instance: balsamic glazed salmon with caramelized onion risotto and asparagus or vegan garlic and white wine pasta with Brussels sprouts with glass of wine. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Valentine's Day specials planned at local restaurants; find a deal in the Cincinnati area," 31 Jan. 2018 There’s also the option to dine at their on-site restaurant, where dishes like a rich risotto or homemade pappardelle are blanketed with dark petals. Christina Liao, Vogue, "Why You Should Be Going to Australia for Fresh Black Truffles," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of risotto

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for risotto

Italian, from riso rice — more at rice

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: an Italian dish made with rice and often vegetables or meat

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