Creamy, Dreamy Risotto Recipes You Won't Be Able to Resist

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Rice becomes a next-level side dish when you cook it in this classic method that makes it oh, so creamy. Try our twists on risotto that range from basic with garlic and onion to entree-worthy with chicken and prosciutto! Whichever you dig into, you'll instantly understand why risotto is an Italian dinner staple.

Classic Risotto

The key to risotto's decadent texture? Patience, and adding the broth in batches so the rice can absorb each drop. Start with this classic risotto recipe, then build from there.

Verde Risotto

Go green with this vegan and gluten-free risotto that’s packed with nutrition from spinach, basil, asparagus, artichokes, zucchini, and peas.

Chicken, Prosciutto, and Gorgonzola Risotto

Transform leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken into a gourmet dinner with this blue cheese-topped delight.

Fondue Risotto

For a low-fuss risotto, turn to your slow cooker. It eliminates the need for nearly all the stirring to create this cheesy side dish.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto

A cup of pumpkin offers even more creaminess, while a cup of dry white wine cuts through the richness of this buttery gluten-free risotto.

Shrimp Risotto

Stir cooked shrimp into the finished risotto, and finish with a sprinkle of lemon peel for a light and refreshing lunch.

Sweet Corn Risotto with Basil and Bacon

Come summer, when basil and sweet corn are overflowing from farmers market stands, try this risotto recipe. Paired with grilled chicken or pork, it makes a great warm-weather dinner.

Carrot Orzotto

Orzo pasta has a similar shape to rice, but cooks much quicker. Cook it in a carrot juice and chicken broth bath for a colorful spring side dish.

Fried Mushroom Risotto Balls

Arancini, or fried risotto balls, offer a mouthwatering ratio of melty, cheesy risotto and a crispy, crunchy bread crumb coating.

Pork with Butternut Squash Barley Risotto

Nutty barley amps up the fiber in this dinner-worthy risotto recipe. Skillet-cooked pork tenderloin and powerhouse vitamin A round out the well-balanced meal.

Chicken with Marsala Risotto

This protein-packed dish is similar to our Classic Risotto recipe, but the flavor gets a boost from Marsala, mushrooms, and fresh herbs. Don’t forget to stir in spinach during the last minute for extra color and nutrition.

Tarragon Shrimp with Easiest-Ever Risotto

Curious about what makes this the easiest ever? All of the broth gets added at once. Plenty of butter, onion, and peas ensure it still checks all of the texture and flavor boxes!

Caramelized Onion Risotto

Both caramelized onions and risotto become something truly magical when you allow them to take their time cooking. Try the combo with vibrant al dente asparagus in this side-dish recipe.

Slow Cooker Risotto

Mix wheat berries and rice for a carb blend that offers the just-right mix of nutrition and divine consistency. The slow cooker guarantees that the hearty whole grains melt into the broth.

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