[ri-saw-toh, -soh-toh, -sot-oh; Italian ree-zawt-taw]
noun Italian Cookery.
a dish of rice cooked with broth and flavored with grated cheese and other ingredients.
Origin of risotto
1850–55; < Italian, derivative of riso rice
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noun plural -tos
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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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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