Definition of risotto in English:



  • An Italian dish of rice cooked in stock with ingredients such as vegetables and meat or seafood.

    ‘he might cook a large risotto’
    [mass noun] ‘she ordered risotto’
    • ‘He ordered the tomato risotto with basil, Mediterranean and roasted vegetables for €14.50.’
    • ‘Amanda ordered some mushroom risotto as well, she craved a little Italian flavour.’
    • ‘He enjoys the best wines, the best cars, and the best risotto made from truffles in his kitchen by the best cook in the Veneto.’
    • ‘You've tried vegetables and chicken so why don't we try a more simple rice dish like risotto or something?’
    • ‘The risotto was something of a success with a delicious combination of savoury Arborio rice and caramelised onions.’
    • ‘For dessert, I ordered the warm poached pear filled with creme brulée and served on a bed of creamed risotto.’
    • ‘But I just had a few bites of risotto before I told Mom that I was full.’
    • ‘She would have the seafood risotto whilst her mother and father who had decided long ago what they would have.’
    • ‘Prawn risotto with dill and creme fraiche had all the promise of a light but punchy starter.’
    • ‘The first course was a minestrone, and the second course was a vegetarian risotto.’
    • ‘Other starters included risotto of butternut squash with semi-dried tomatoes and blue cheese dressing.’
    • ‘She was busy again, adding the cheese to the risotto.’
    • ‘The lamb was delicious, and the risotto was rich and comforting.’
    • ‘Flakes of moist salmon had a depth of flavour which revealed quality sourcing, the clam risotto made a full flavoured accompaniment and perfect with the high note of the asparagus.’
    • ‘Instead we savor parsley risotto with English asparagus and wild mushrooms, sautéed scallops in lentil-and-coriander sauce, and pan-fried veal with foie gras.’
    • ‘The risottos change daily, and the one I sampled was well made and tastefully dotted with bits of fresh zucchini and shrimp.’
    • ‘The infused ‘saffron water ‘gives risottos and pasta dishes an exotic flavour and rich colour.’’
    • ‘They also specialise in mouth-watering risottos and duck.’
    • ‘Along the coast, a meal usually includes fish and pasta, risotto, or polenta.’
    • ‘Short-grained rice is used in dishes such as risotto or sushi.’


Italian, from riso rice.