Definition of risotto
: rice cooked usually in meat or seafood stock and seasoned (as with Parmesan cheese or saffron)
Recent Examples of risotto from the Web
The light, lemony dish was a delight, with huge plump shrimp and scallops sauteed with asparagus in creamy lemon butter risotto topped with Parmesan cheese.
Dinner was a duet plate, flounder stuffed with crab meat and chicken Francaise with herb risotto and asparagus.
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Origin and Etymology of risotto
Italian, from riso rice — more at rice
First Known Use: 1821
RISOTTO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of risotto for English Language Learners
: an Italian dish made with rice and often vegetables or meat
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