Creamy and delicious risotto is a restaurant favorite. You can make your own risotto at home!
We’ve collected 29 of the best risotto recipes for you to try. You’ll find all your favorites here from classic mushroom risotto to a decadent lobster risotto.
What is Risotto?
Risotto is an Italian rice dish. It has a creamy texture and a rich savory flavor. To achieve its velvety texture, small amounts of liquid are slowly stirred into the rice until it’s perfectly tender. Risotto is typically made with arborio rice.
Fresh mushrooms add delicious flavor and texture in this risotto dish that also features shallots, brandy, and parmesan cheese. Use a variety of flavorful mushrooms for the best results.
You’ll love the color of this butternut squash risotto. It’s the perfect dish for an autumn get-together and features the flavors of butternut squash, garlic, and rosemary.
If you’re new to cooking risotto, give this recipe a try. It walks you through the process step by step, and is ready to enjoy in about 50 minutes.
Using an Instant Pot makes easy work of making risotto. This recipe features all of the classic flavors you love, and is ready to serve in just 25 minutes.
Garlic and shrimp are the stars of this creamy risotto dish. Serve it with Italian bread and a fresh garden salad.
Chunks of sweet lobster add flavor and texture to this risotto dish. Serve it to family and friends over the holidays!
Adding boneless chicken thighs to risotto makes it a hearty one-dish meal! Serve it with a fresh garden salad for a delicious meal.
This scallop risotto is elegant enough to serve to guests. Add crisp slices of garlic bread and a fresh garden salad for a complete meal.
This veggie risotto is a colorful combination of fresh veggies. It’s also vegetarian-friendly and hearty enough to enjoy as a one-dish meal.
Use good quality freshly grated parmesan cheese in this risotto. It’s the perfect balance of salty and savory flavors.
This impressive risotto features prawns, mussels, scallops, and fish stock for extra seafood flavor. Serve it to friends and family over the holidays!
Fresh lemon and garlic perfectly complement the asparagus in this creamy risotto. Serve this vegetarian-friendly dish as a meal or enjoy it as a side dish.
Saffron adds color and flavor to this risotto dish. Serve it as a side dish alongside chicken, fish, pork, or beef.
Enjoy the delicious flavors of risotto without all the carbs! This cauliflower risotto is rich and creamy and has just 11 grams of net carbs per serving.
Farro takes the place of arborio rice in this risotto dish and brings delicious flavor and amazing texture. It’s ready to eat in about 45 minutes.
Use leftover risotto to make these delicious risotto balls. They’re coated in breadcrumbs and fried until crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Serve them as appetizers with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest add an incredible citrusy flavor to this risotto. Serve it as a side to steak, chicken, fish, or pork.
Fresh pumpkin gives this risotto its vibrant orange color. It’s ideal for an autumn get-together with friends and family.
Serve this decadent truffle risotto at your next special occasion celebration! It has a delicious flavor and a super creamy texture.
This vegan risotto is hearty and delicious! It’s flavored with white miso paste and features mushrooms, thyme, garlic, and leeks.
Fresh corn brings a pop of color and great texture to this risotto dish. Serve it with fried chicken or fish and a fresh garden salad.
Treat your family to this salmon risotto that takes just 30 minutes to make. It features salmon fillet, fresh peas, and broccolini, and is hearty enough to enjoy as a one-dish meal.
Fresh tomatoes and tomato paste give this risotto its vibrant red color. It features 3 kinds of cheese and fresh basil.
Frozen green peas give this creamy risotto a lovely green color and additional texture. It’s an easy dish to make and you’ll love the flavor.
Transform your leftover risotto into delicious savory cakes! The risotto is seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano and then formed into cakes, coated with breadcrumbs, and fried until crisp. Serve these as a side dish or an appetizer.
This spinach risotto is ready to eat in just 30 minutes! It’s made with frozen spinach and simple ingredients you likely have on hand.
Pearl barley gives this risotto dish a pleasant and slightly chewy texture. It has classic risotto flavors and takes about 45 minutes to make.
This delicious risotto features chunks of crab and frozen peas for a pop of color. It’s hearty enough to serve as a one-dish meal and is ready to eat in about 35 minutes.
This decadent risotto is made with 3 different kinds of cheese! Serve it with chicken, fish, beef, or pork and a side of veggies.
Best Risotto Recipe
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 2 pounds mushrooms thinly sliced
- 2 shallots diced
- 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons green onions chopped
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the broth in a saucepan over low heat.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring often for about 3 minutes or until soft. Transfer the mushrooms and their juices to a bowl and set aside.
- Add the remaining olive oil to the saucepan. Stir in the shallots and cook for 1 minute. Add the rice and cook, stirring often for about 2 minutes until the rice is coated with oil and is a pale, golden color.
- Pour in the wine, stirring constantly, until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup of the warm broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding the broth, 1/2 cup at a time and stirring constantly for 15-20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender and cooked al dente.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the reserved mushrooms and their juices along with the butter, chives, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.