Master the art of this delicious Italian dish…easily.

Risotto is a creamy Italian dish that tastes a lot like the rice version of mac and cheese. Unlike other rice recipes that require simmering in a pot of water, risotto is cooked very slowly by adding 1/2 cup of liquid at a time. This process allows the rice to release its starches, creating a rich, velvety sauce with soft but slightly al dente grains.

Risotto is best enjoyed the second it comes off the stovetop; the starches begin to set as you wait, ruining that saucy goodness you worked so hard to create. But don’t worry if you made more than you planned, because those leftovers make one of our favorite recipes. Mix the extra risotto with an egg and roll it in breadcrumbs. Read more…

Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

Inspired by a risotto from London restaurant Ooze, smoked salmon may sound expensive for a midweek meal, but is no more costly than cooking with red meat   Ingredient 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 350g risotto rice, such as Arborio 1 garlic clove,...

Oven-Baked Risotto

Cook this simple storecupboard risotto in the oven while you get on with something else – the result is still wonderfully creamy. Ingredient 250g pack smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces 1 onion, chopped 25g butter 300g risotto rice half a glass of white wine...

Bacon & mushroom risotto

A one-pan family favourite of Italian rice that's quick to prepare and low calorie too.   Ingredient 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped 250g chestnut mushroom, sliced 300g risotto rice 1l hot chicken stock grated parmesan, to serve...