ri·​sot·​to ri-ˈsȯ-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce risotto (audio)
plural risottos
: 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 The type of risotto changes throughout the seasons. Frank Bruni Laura May Todd, New York Times, 13 May 2024 Traditional risotto is made with Arborio rice, which is more neutral in flavor than farro. Lynda Balslev, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for risotto 

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Word History


Italian, from riso rice — more at rice

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 30 May. 2024.

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