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 Staying in and trying out different risotto recipes. Amy Collier, The New Yorker, "What I Mean by “Looking for Fun” in My Dating Profile," 12 Dec. 2019 After an amuse, starters include choice of foie gras torchon or roasted sunchoke soup and second course options are rock shrimp and carrot risotto or hand shaped scarpinocc ravioli. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 20 Dec. 2019 One of the very first contestants on first season of Top Chef in San Francisco, Wong made it to the final four before being eliminated for her butternut squash and truffle risotto. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Top Chef Season 17: Meet the All Star Chefs Back on the Bravo Show," 12 Dec. 2019 Paella for a photo shoot days later was properly yellow-tinged with saffron rice, but my version seemed awash with tomato sauce, almost like a cioppino-risotto collision. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Art and whimsy at Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery in Fort Lauderdale," 12 Dec. 2019 In addition to the turkey and ribeye, the Thanksgiving menu options include cranberry-apple braised chicken, roasted sirloin, spaghetti squash gratin, spiced citrus baked fish, and roasted vegetable risotto. BostonGlobe.com, "This Mass. nonprofit makes Thanksgiving feasts for people with dietary restrictions - The Boston Globe," 27 Nov. 2019 Then let the lobster risotto take your tastebuds up a notch, with chorizo, quinoa, mascarpone cheese, blood-red grapefruit and cilantro. Jordan Riefe, Orange County Register, "Have a sinfully good time at Heavenly’s winter wonderland," 25 Nov. 2019 New Year’s Eve features Ossetra caviar, Maine lobster, risotto with truffles, pink Champagne sorbet, and Dover sole. Janice Wald Henderson, Condé Nast Traveler, "Five Great Holiday Cruises Worth Taking," 13 Nov. 2019 The National Exemplar: Prix fixe menu: noon-7 p.m. Turkey breast, prime rib or harvest risotto. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Where to eat on Thanksgiving if you don't feel like cooking. Or washing dishes," 13 Nov. 2019

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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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19 Jan 2020

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“Risotto.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risotto?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=risott01. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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