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    The 25 BEST Risotto Recipes

    Looking for a classy dish to elevate dinnertime? Try one of these delicious Risotto Recipes! I promise, if you like rice, you’ll love them.

    From the beloved mushroom risotto to scrumptious seafood risotto, we have it all! And we have gluten-free and vegan recipes for any dietary restrictions.

    I just know you’ll love our collection of the 25 BEST Risotto Recipes. There’s so many tasty dishes to choose from.

    So what are you waiting for? Go for it!

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    What is Risotto?

    Risotto is a classic Italian dish known for its creamy consistency and rich flavor. It is made by cooking a special type of starchy, short-grained rice, typically Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone Nano, in a flavorful broth until it reaches a creamy texture.

    The process involves gradually adding hot broth to the rice while stirring continuously, which allows the rice to release its starch and create the dish’s signature creaminess.

    Risotto can be flavored in many ways, with common additions including Parmesan cheese, vegetables (like mushrooms or asparagus), seafood, or meat. The key to a good risotto is its al dente texture and creamy, yet not too runny, consistency.


    Risotto Recipes:

    1. Creamy Mushroom Risotto

    This list simply wouldn’t be complete without a mushroom risotto! And this Creamy Mushroom Risotto recipe is simply the best. Make it as a side dish or on its own!

    The recipe takes 50 minutes to make and it serves 4 people. It calls for chicken broth, but feel free to use mushroom broth for a vegetarian version or some extra mushroom taste. You have to try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies


    2. White Wine and Parmesan Risotto

    If you’re looking for an elegant dish, try this White Wine and Parmesan Risotto! It’s super delicious, and after all, who can resist some parmesan? I know you’ll love it!

    It only takes 30 minutes to make and the recipe yields 6 servings, so make sure you share! For the wine, use a white wine with a high acidity, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Go ahead and get to it!

    Get the Recipe @ thiscelebratedlife


    3. Creamy Saffron Risotto

    Searching for a simple and scrumptious risotto recipe? Check out this Creamy Saffron Risotto. It’s perfect for a cozy holiday night. And it calls for vegetable stock, so it’s vegetarian!

    It only takes 30 minutes to make and the recipe serves 4 people. The saffron gives it such a rich and unique taste, you won’t want to stop eating it. So what are you waiting for? Try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnyspatula


    4. Creamiest Tomato Risotto

    If you’re looking for a tasty vegan risotto, you have to check out this Tomato Risotto! It’s sure to impress. With some white miso paste, it is the ultimate creamy and flavorful dish. Check it out!

    It only takes 30 minutes to make and the recipe makes 4 servings. Any fan of cherry tomatoes, garlic, and rice is sure to love this dish. Make it for the family for an easy weekday dinner. You got this!

    Get the Recipe @ lavenderandmacarons


    5. Italian Wedding Risotto

    Do you like Italian Wedding Soup? Then you simply have to try this Italian Wedding Risotto! It’s garlicky, delicious, and packed with meatballs and spinach. Don’t forget the parsely and parmesan!

    The recipe takes 45 minutes to make and yields 4 to 6 servings. The ingredient list may look daunting but the flavors are worth it! I promise you’ll adore this fancy and tasty dish. You have to try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ foodandwine


    6. Asparagus Lemon Risotto

    In the mood for a yummy vegetarian dish? Try this Asparagus Lemon Risotto! It’s super simple, with only a few basic risotto ingredients required. For the wine, use a dry white wine, like chardonnay.

    It takes 50 minutes to make and the recipe yields 4-6 servings. You can easily reheat leftovers by adding additional stock for the perfect consistency. I just know you’ll love this healthy and tasty dish!

    Get the Recipe @ afamilyfeast


    7. Pesto Risotto for One With Shrimp

    Calling all shrimp lovers! This Pesto Risotto With Shrimp is simply the best. You can use any stock you’d like- veggie, chicken, or seafood. It’s up to you! You’re sure to love this dish.

    Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to make! The recipe only makes one serving, so be sure to adjust the measurements if you’re cooking for others. What are you waiting for? Get to it!

    Get the Recipe @ food52


    8. Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon & Parmesan

    ‘Tis the season! If you need a warm and comforting fall dish, try this Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon & Parmesan! With fresh thyme, honey, and loads of parmesan cheese, you have to love it!

    The recipe makes 4 servings so make sure you share! You can use chicken or vegetable broth. So if you want to make it vegetarian, just leave out the bacon! What’s stopping you? Try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ theoriginaldish


    9. Jambalaya Risotto

    Get ready for your new favorite recipe! This Jambalaya Risotto has creamy rice with peppers, onions, tomatoes, shrimp, garlic, cajun-style andouille smoked sausage, and lots of seasonings.

    It’s ready in an hour and a half and the recipe serves 6. Only one pot is needed! I just know you’ll love this Jambalaya Risotto, it’s full of flavor and spice. Go ahead and try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ kjandcompany


    10. Brown Butter Scallops with Parmesan Risotto

    Doesn’t that sound fancy? If you need an dish to impress, try this recipe for Brown Butter Scallops With Parmesan Risotto! It’s super cozy and delicious. I know you’ll love it!

    The recipe only takes 30 minutes to make and it yields 3-4 servings. Only basic risotto ingredients are needed, plus the scallops and grapeseed oil. And it’s packed with protein. You simply have to try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum


    11. Chicken, Red Pepper and Sweetcorn Risotto

    This Chicken, Red Pepper and Sweetcorn Risotto is gluten-free, dairy-free, and Weight Watchers friendly. Perfect for anyone on a diet! And it’s super delicious. You have to try it!

    It takes 35 minutes to make and the recipe serves 4 people. With chicken thighs, onion, garlic, red pepper, zucchini, sweetcorn, coriander, and sweet chili sauce, it’s healthy and yummy! Sounds good to me!

    Get the Recipe @ slimmingeats


    12. Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Risotto with Crispy Onions

    Broccoli and cheddar is the absolute best combination. Which is why you should try this Roasted Broccoli Cheddar Risotto with Crispy Onions! It’s simply the best.

    It’s ready in 45 minutes and serves 4 people. With garlic and crispy onions, it’s super tasty. Serve it as a side or main dish. You won’t want to miss out on this cheesy, creamy risotto! It’s so yummy!

    Get the Recipe @ howsweeteats


    13. Vegan Roasted Carrot Risotto

    Another win for the vegans! This Vegan Roasted Carrot Risotto is so delicious. I just know you’ll love this vibrant and flavorful dish. It even has carrot and garlic purée for extra creaminess!

    The recipe takes 20 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook and yields 4 servings, perfect for a family dinner. With onions, celery, and thyme, you have to love it. And carrots are full of health benefits! Go ahead and give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ tescorealfood


    14. Brussels Sprout Risotto with Crispy Sage

    If you need a warm and comforting vegetarian recipe for a cold evening, look no further! This recipe for Brussels Sprout Risotto with Crispy Sage is the absolute best.

    It takes 45 minutes to make and serves 4 people. Warm, buttery sprouts that are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside are mixed through the creamiest risotto. It’s topped with shredded raw sprouts for the ultimate brussels sprout dish. Try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ greatbritishchefs


    15. French Onion Risotto

    Are you a fan of French onion soup? Then you have to try this scrumptious French Onion Risotto. The risotto actually uses French onion soup as one of the ingredients! And it has Italian turkey sausage and mushrooms to complement it.

    The recipe takes 35 minutes to make and yields 4 servings. Parmesan cheese is grated in after it’s made to make a truly tasty dish. You simply have to try it!

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling


    16. No Stir Brie Risotto with Lemon Butter Asparagus

    You can never go wrong with brie! I promise, this No Stir Brie Risotto with Lemon Butter Asparagus is truly the best. And if you use vegetable broth, it’s vegetarian! Sounds good to me!

    It takes 45 minutes to make and the recipe yields 6 servings. Make it for the next family gathering, they’re sure to be impressed. There’s instructions to make it in an instant pot too! Go check it out!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest


    17. Tomato, Red Wine, & Chorizo Risotto

    If you want a more unique recipe to try, check out this Tomato, Red Wine, & Chorizo Risotto. It’s easy to make and full of flavor. I promise, you won’t stop making it!

    It serves 4 people and it’s topped with grated parmesan and chopped parsley leaves. It’s packed with protein and super filling, perfect for when you need a warm meal after a long day. You have to give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ jamieoliver


    18. Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto

    Sweet potatoes are the perfect cozy food for a cold night. This Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto is so delicious. With nutmeg, smoked paprika, garlic, brown butter, bacon, and fresh herbs, it’s the best!

    It takes an hour and 15 minutes to make in total and the recipe yields 4 servings. Serve it on its own or as a side dish to a filet or steak. This creamy, yummy dish is something you simply have to try!

    Get the Recipe @ howsweeteats


    19. Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese

    Wanna try something new? This Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese is such a fun and healthy idea! It’s a beautiful color and it’s super yummy. Count me in!

    It takes 2 hours to make and the recipe yields 4-6 servings. You can use bone broth, chicken broth, or vegetable broth, so pick whichever suits your diet! With garlic, fresh dill, and goat cheese, it’s gotta be good! Try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ plantingsandpairings


    20. Pea, Leek, & Lemon Risotto

    This yummy Pea, Leek, & Lemon Risotto is super easy and vegan! What could get better than that? If you like peas you are sure to love this dish. Only a few simple ingredients are required!

    It serves 2-3 people, so make sure you double it if you’re cooking for a crowd. The risotto needs to be cooked for 20-25 minutes while being stirred every so often. Go ahead and give it a try, you got this!

    Get the Recipe @ happyskinkitchen


    21. Miso Mushroom Risotto

    If you want a savory umami rice dish, try this Miso Mushroom Risotto! It’s topped with poached eggs and spring onions. Yum! And it’s vegetarian. The perfect meal for anyone!

    The rice takes 30 minutes to make and yields 4 servings. Grab some white miso, garlic, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, mixed mushrooms, and rice and get to work on this flavorful dish. Give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ thebitery


    22. Risotto alla Pizzaiola

    If you like the timeless tomato and mozzerella combo that comes with pizza, but you want a classier meal, try this Risotto alla Pizzaiola. It even has fresh basil!

    It takes 45 minutes to make and serves 4 people. It’s such a good dish for a cozy night in, I promise you’ll love it! And if you use veggie broth, it’s vegetarian. Try it out, it’s sure to impress!

    Get the Recipe @ servingdumplings


    23. Classic Spinach Risotto 

    You could never go wrong with this Classic Spinach Risotto. It’s simple but scrumptious! You only need basic risotto ingredients and some baby spinach. But it’s super elegant!

    It takes a little under an hour to make and the recipe yields 4 servings. Make it as a side dish or on it’s own. The recipe recommends using fresh baby spinach, but you can also chop regular spinach. You won’t want to miss out on this!

    Get the Recipe @ cooktoria


    24. Ratatouille Risotto

    Wanna live out your ratatouille dreams? Try it with this vegetarian Ratatouille Risotto! It can easily be made vegan by substituting the parmesan and creme fraiche.

    In total it takes about 15 minutes to make and serves 4 people. There’s only 4 steps to it, how great it that? With sundried tomatoes, aubergine, bell pepper, and chestnut mushrooms, it’s sure to be good. You gotta try it!

    Get the Recipe @ domesticgothess


    25. Seafood Risotto (Frutti di Mare)

    If you’re a seafood fan, this one’s for you! With shrimp, mussels, baby clams, and crab, it’s the perfect meal for an ocean-lover. There’s even a recipe for homemade seafood stock!

    It will take a little under an hour to make and it serves 4 people. I just know you’ll love it. I promise it’s worth the time and effort, it’s a risotto to impress! So go ahead and try it out!

    Get the Recipe @ ciaoflorentina


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    25 BEST Risotto Recipes

    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This collection of Risotto Recipes includes 25 great variations of your favorite Italian rice side dish.

    Ingredients

    • rice
    • other ingredients vary by recipe

    Instructions

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