Definition of Risotto: rice cooked usually in meat or seafood stock and seasoned (as with Parmesan cheese)
Risotto has to be one of the best ways to enjoy rice! While many people often shiver in fear when they even think about cooking a risotto, it really is not that difficult. Take a deep breath and follow the basic directions. There is a perception that risotto is difficult but it is merely patience and a little bit of a attention. The key is the use of Arborio rice and slowly adding broth and stirring to prevent sticking.
This is a base recipe for risotto that you can then modify to your pleasing. I've made this risotto and added a dash of lemon and blanched asparagus which is a delicious spring variation to this recipe. You can also start the recipe with a cup of dry white wine (instead of the first cup of broth) which will add a depth of flavour to the rice.