risotto

[ri-saw-toh, -soh-toh, -sot-oh; Italian ree-zawt-taw]

Origin of risotto

1850–55; < Italian, derivative of riso rice
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British Dictionary definitions for risotti

risotto

noun plural -tos
  1. a dish of rice cooked in stock and served variously with tomatoes, cheese, chicken, etc

Word Origin for risotto

C19: from Italian, from riso rice
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Word Origin and History for risotti

risotto

n.

rice cooked in broth with meat and cheese, 1848, from Italian risotto, from riso "rice" (see rice). At first in Italian contexts; it begins to appear in English cookery books c.1880.

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