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)

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Servings of saffron risotto, sea bass, and chocolate gâteau circulated the room, and afterwards, guests were treated to a talk by Deneuve herself, who waxed nostalgic about her days wearing Saint Laurent and the man himself. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Catherine Deneuve Is Feted by Saint Laurent's Anthony Vaccarello With a Dinner in Paris," 22 Jan. 2019 The menu consists of Northern Italian comfort foods, from veal osso bucco with saffron risotto to perfectly crisp chicken Milanese, and there’s a perfect wine for every dish. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Italian Restaurants in New York," 27 Feb. 2018 Using large cookie scoop or hands, form cooled risotto into 8 balls. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crispy Caprese Cakes," 21 Dec. 2018 At the cheese opening party, Barnaby made an enormous risotto and Isabel peeled and cut an arrangement of pears, figs, and plums. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Driving 2,000 Miles for a Wheel of Cheese," 30 Aug. 2018 Abensur got me making risotto long before cooking-show demagogues made many a home cook too nervous to try. Julia Tausch, Bon Appetit, "'The Cranks Bible' Is the Only Vegetarian Cookbook I'll Ever Need," 13 June 2018 His risotto and his peanut butter balls and Aunt Alice's chocolate pie were great favorites. courant.com, "Jonathan Bailey Gaddis," 8 Apr. 2018 Restaurante da Sese Don’t miss the shrimp risotto in pineapple here. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Atins, a Hidden Paradise on the Northeast Coast of Brazil," 18 Jan. 2019 But this oven-baked risotto was so simple and turned out extremely tastey in my opinion. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "June postscript: 5 unusual things you can make in an Internet-connected oven," 31 Dec. 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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