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

Definition of risotto

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

Examples of risotto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Regulars of Equinox will be familiar with the fried fare; risotto fritters and crispy artichokes have long been mainstays there. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2021 There’s a house burger ($12), of course, on the good-looking bar menu, but fancier fare like risotto fritters ($9) too. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 24 Aug. 2021 For Ronan owners Daniel and Caitlin Cutler, the addition of a cacio e pepe risotto to the menu was a fortunate byproduct of quarantine. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2021 The Starla founders suggest joining the sauvignon blanc with roast pork and green lentils, the red blend with dark chocolate, and the rosé with French fries or risotto. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2021 From eggplant parmigiana and risotto to fresh fish and pork dishes followed by homemade gelato, every multi-course dinner left us simultaneously stuffed and excited for breakfast in the morning. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 30 July 2021 The Cutlers were looking to switch up their stinging nettle risotto with a flavor profile that would be instantly recognizable. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2021 The red risotto with Baja lump crab was heavy, overly spicy and cried out for a squeeze of acid to elevate the flavors of the crab. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Following the 2012 earthquakes in Emilia-Romagna, Bottura created a cacio e pepe risotto as a way to use nearly 1,000 wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano that were damaged. Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2021

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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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The first known use of risotto was in 1821

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“Risotto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risotto. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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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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