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Thumb_6351_Cremini Mushroom Risotto With Lemon Zest

Thumb_6351_Cremini Mushroom Risotto With Lemon Zest

This mushroom risotto is given a lift with lemon zest and fresh thyme. Be sure to remove thyme leaves from their tough stems before chopping, by running your thumb and finger from the bottom of the stem up toward the top to release the leaves.

Thumb_4659_Porcini And Cremini Mushroom Risotto

Thumb_4659_Porcini And Cremini Mushroom Risotto

The combination of rich, earthy porcini and fresh cremini mushrooms make this risotto meaty and fulfilling. Substitute shitake, white button or portobello mushrooms for the creminis if you like.

Thumb_11053_Basic Risotto

Thumb_11053_Basic Risotto

This simple risotto recipe practically cries out for variations. Try adding in your favorite sauteéd mushrooms, some fresh herbs, a handful of spinach or pieces of leftover fish to make a hearty one-pot meal.

Thumb_8375_Butternut Squash Risotto With Pancetta, Pecorino And Marjoram

Thumb_8375_Butternut Squash Risotto With Pancetta, Pecorino And Marjoram

This is a great take on a classic autumn dish. Pancetta adds meaty richness, marjoram adds woodsy warmth, and pecorino adds a salty tang. Rosemary and oregano would both work well in place of the marjoram.

Thumb_10103_Broccoli Risotto With Tarragon

Thumb_10103_Broccoli Risotto With Tarragon

This simple creamy risotto lets the classic elegant combination of broccoli and tarragon shine. Try adding in a little fresh lemon or orange zest along with the tarragon if you have some around.

Thumb_10250_Shrimp, Tomato And Feta Risotto With Basil

Thumb_10250_Shrimp, Tomato And Feta Risotto With Basil

The risotto acts as a creamy base for the classic combination of shrimp, tomatoes, feta and basil. Any combination of herbs. You could do without the parmesan, but just the little bit helps bind everything together.

Thumb_11058_Chard, Gorgonzola And Walnut Risotto

Thumb_11058_Chard, Gorgonzola And Walnut Risotto

Hearty greens, tangy gorgonzola cheese and toasty nuts stand together beautifully against a background of creamy risotto. You can use the chard's stems if you want -- slice and blanch them briefly in the simmering broth before adding them with the leaves.

Thumb_10257_Crispy Risotto Cheese Balls

Thumb_10257_Crispy Risotto Cheese Balls

This recipe assumes that you have leftover risotto already. You can use just about any risotto recipe, as long as it is good and sticky and has sufficiently cooled. For the cheese, you want something that will melt well but is still easy to handle during stuffing. Read more about this recipe at Cook & Eat.

Thumb_10154_Fig, Pancetta And Butternut Squash Risotto

Thumb_10154_Fig, Pancetta And Butternut Squash Risotto

One of our favorite restaurants, Birmingham's Highland's Bar & Grill, makes a butternut squash and fig risotto that is almost dessert-ish. Using that as a jumping-off point, we added the salty pancetta and roasted the butternut squash for more depth.

Thumb_10137_Risotto With Bacon, Asparagus And Rosemary

Thumb_10137_Risotto With Bacon, Asparagus And Rosemary

The earthiness of fresh asparagus is enhanced by woodsy rosemary and rich salty bacon in this risotto. Tangy pecorino rounds out the taste and flavor spectrum. Try substituting pancetta or prosciutto for the bacon, and marjoram or oregano for the rosemary.

Thumb_10111_Radicchio And Prosciutto Risotto

Thumb_10111_Radicchio And Prosciutto Risotto

The slightly bitter radicchio goes so well with the creamy, cheesy rice and the salty prosciutto. It also stains the rice red and makes a unique looking dish with the chopped parsley. Try it alongside a firm-textured fish, or roasted or grilled pork.

Thumb_10222_Roasted Eggplant And Meyer Lemon Risotto

Thumb_10222_Roasted Eggplant And Meyer Lemon Risotto

This citrusy risotto cries out for a grilled leg of lamb or a roasted pork loin. It's sweet and sour, with the pillowy eggplant giving the creamy risotto another soft texture to play off of.


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