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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Offerings range from classics like chicken milanese and bucatini carbonara, to fun new combinations like farro risotto and roasted shrimp with ajo blanco sauce. SELF, "The Best Meal-Kit Delivery Services to Try in 2019," 1 Jan. 2019 Serve mushrooms over risotto, topped with a fried egg if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Wild Mushroom Risotto," 20 Dec. 2018 Drinks were modeled after the four elements—Air, Earth, Fire, and Water—and enjoyed before guests moved into the ballroom for delectable and warming nibbles such as truffle lobster risotto and the signature chicken pie. Vogue, "Diane von Furstenberg and Edward Enninful Host One Celestial Bash at Claridge’s," 30 Nov. 2018 Stir risotto until liquid has been absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Risotto with Sweet Potato, Lemon, and Sage," 16 Aug. 2018 Bertucci’s has attempted to stoke the public’s interest in the months leading up to the bankruptcy announcement, and recently introduced food and wine pairings, specialty menus with risotto and artisanal cheese boards, and express 15-minute lunches. Janelle Nanos, BostonGlobe.com, "Bertucci’s was a brick oven juggernaut, but its fire has dimmed with bankruptcy filing," 18 Apr. 2018 Sam’s homemade tomato sauce covered four large risotto balls filled with fresh mozzarella and were breaded and fried, lending a slight crunch to the soft, melting insides. BostonGlobe.com, "Sam’s Kitchen is a hidden gem in Woburn," 19 May 2018 These wines will go well with all manner of light seafood preparations, vegetable dishes and salads, seafood pastas and herbal risottos. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Your Next Lesson: Fiano," 26 Apr. 2018 Serve with wild mushroom risotto and rosemary Madeira wine sauce. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Porcini makes a decadent rack of lamb and risotto. Try the recipe yourself," 6 Feb. 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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English Language Learners Definition of risotto

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

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