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You don't have to be Italian to make great risotto. You don't even have to be a chef, for that matter. But you do need one thing: a good risotto recipe.
These six stellar risotto recipes are from world-renown chefs and are just the thing to make when you want to impress your dinner guests.
Take your pick from a seafood inspired squid risotto from the chef of the sea, Angel Leon, or showcase salicornia in an unusual risotto from Inaki Aizpitarte. Keep it classic and bold with Marchesi's iconic saffron risotto from the home of risotto, or try your hand at a more daring mushroom risotto with sweetbreads. There's an unusual twist to appeal to all budding chefs.
For the uninitiated, risotto making comes with a few important rules. Check in with our 5 chef rules for making risotto before starting out.
Chef Ángel León's recipe enriches a classic risotto with both squid and marine plankton, giving extra flavour and texture. Find out more about marine plankton here.
Renowned celebrity Italian chef, restaurateur and Marchesi taught Carlo Cracco shares an unusal recipe for risotto with black sesame and apple.
Try the world famous Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi's signature dish for a traditional Milanese saffron risotto made adding a precious golden leaf at the end. Here are 9 more dishes from the Italian master.
If you are a funghi fan, try elevating your standard mushroom risotto with this recipe that includes sweetbreads and Grana Padano, from the Italian chef Claudio Sadler from Sadler restaurant in Milan.
Salicornia Risotto by Chef Inaki Aizpitarte
Chef Inaki Aizpitarte shows us how to cook salicornia like an Italian risotto with a easy and healthy recipe, ready in half an hour. Find out more about the delights of salicornia here.
Risotto with Scampi, Licorice and Beef Tendons by chefs Italo Bassi and Riccardo Monco
This wonderfully light and elegant scampi rice recipe for a delicious seafood risotto was presented by chefs Italo Bassi and Riccardo Monco.
If you like these recipes, try exploring further with our collection of Michelin starred chef risotto recipes.