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Rice + Cheese = Love (and Risotto)

Corn and Herb Risotto Cakes with Shrimp Curry

Zut! Tavern in Berkeley, Calif., recently relaunched with a new owner and risotto served tableside—from inside a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Sho Kamio making tableside risotto

Photo Credit: SF Gate via Sho Kamio

This got us (drooling, and) thinking a little outside-the-pot: What are some other great ways to make and enjoy risotto? (Assuming there’s isn’t a large wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano within reach).

So, as we wipe the drool from our desks and wait for our flights to the Bay Area, here are the recipes we found to bring that rich, creamy, rice-y (yep, should be a word) goodness into your kitchen.

Corn & Herb Risotto Cakes with Shrimp Curry

Corn and Herb Risotto Cakes with Shrimp Curry

Creamy, crispy, and a little bit of curry—no, you’re not dreaming—this is a real thing and a really good idea. If the Asiago, shrimp, and corn wasn’t enough to sell you, the parts can be made ahead and then assembled just before serving!

Cheddar Risotto Souffles

mini cheddar risotto soufflés in black cups

Get a little puff in your cheese and rice with these mini cheddar risotto soufflés. Great for brunches, lunches, dinners, or even dessert!

Summer Corn Risotto in Sweet Corn Broth

food 52 sunshine-corn_summer-corn-risotto-sweet-corn-broth

Photo Credit: James Ransom via food52.com

What do you get when you combine summer, corn, rice, and cheese? Besides magic, you get a unique, flavorful, and refreshing risotto. Made using a corn broth instead of chicken broth, every bite is like a spoonful of summer.

15-Minute Risotto in a Pressure Cooker

saffron pressure cooker risotto

Photo Credit: Dana Valden via the kitchn

Need to save some time but still want to get your risotto on? The kitchn gives you the option with this (mostly) hands-off, quick, tasty pressure-cooker recipe.

Baked Saffron Risotto With Mozzarella and Crispy Topping


serious eats-baked-risotto

Photo Credit: Daniel Gritzer via seriouseats.com

To really mix it up (and make it ahead)—pop your risotto in the oven! Serious Eats suggests using a short-grain Asian rice to achieve that tender but not mushy texture.

Amy Fukuizumi

Amy loves few things more than writing and cheese. As a testament to these loves, she drove across the country to join culture: the word on cheese. Her goal as Social Media Manager is to make the world (digitally) feel this love (and 'Like' it a lot).

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