Creamy risotto, when it’s cooked to perfection, is one of the most comforting rice dishes you can eat. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite creamy risotto recipes with you, all of which can be made in less than 30 minutes.
I know quite a few people who believe that risotto is a difficult side dish to make. They have told me that it burns easily, or that it is too dry. The truth is, risotto is easy to make, but it does take some patience and attentiveness to cook it to perfection. It is not the sort of side dish that you can multi-task other responsibilities with. Think of it as a young toddler. If left unsupervised for too long, risotto can find its way into a lot of trouble. 😉
The month of September is National Rice Month, so of course, I want to take the opportunity to share these creamy risotto recipes with you. I do love rice in just about any form, though. Sauteed Chicken, Black Beans and Coconut Rice is a favorite, as is my recipe for Taco Rice Skillet Dinner. One of my most popular rice recipes to date is Cooking Light’s Recipe for Chicken Fried Rice.
OK, enough with the chit chat. You came here looking for creamy risotto recipes, right? I will keep you waiting any longer!
I hope you enjoy these rich, creamy, and oh-so-comforting creamy risotto recipes.
Maple Leaf Farms Duck Risotto – This is the perfect side dish or main dish for an elegant dinner at home. Rich and comforting only begin to describe it.
Lemon Chicken Risotto – This creamy lemon chicken risotto recipe is really easy to make, and versatile, too. You can make it with any leftover protein and/or vegetables in your fridge.
Easy Caprese Risotto – This is the perfect risotto make in the middle of summer, when the garden basil is at its peak, or at the end of the tomato growing season. It’s fresh and fantastic!
Sausage Risotto – This risotto recipe is really easy to make, and it can be used as a main dish or a side dish.
Spinach Goat Cheese Risotto – This is probably one of my family’s favorite creamy risotto recipes. It’s so rich and decadent!
Asparagus Risotto – When the spring asparagus starts to appear in the grocery store, this creamy risotto recipe is the first one I go to. The tender-crisp crunch of asparagus with the creamy rice is a match made in side dish heaven!