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    Air-Fryer Quinoa Arancini

    We love arancini, but they're not the healthiest option! I wanted to make a version that we could enjoy guilt-free. I substituted quinoa for rice and tried baking instead of frying. Now we can have these air-fryer arancini any time. —Sabrina Ovadia, New York, New York

    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    Meat Lover’s Pizza Rice Skillet

    My son named this "pizza rice" after I threw together a quick dinner from what I had in the fridge...


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    Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

    Portobello mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this creamy classic, while shredded rotisserie chicken makes it a snap to prepare....

    Sweet Corn & Saffron Risotto

    The saffron adds a sunny yellow color to this creamy corn risotto. However, if you don't have any on hand,...


    Sesame Asparagus Risotto

    Asparagus is one of my favorite ingredients to work into recipes. Turn this side into a main dish by adding...

    Wheat Berry Salad with Artichokes and Cranberries

    Every year at Christmastime, I serve this hearty and colorful salad. If you like, prepare it ahead of time and...


    Saltimbocca with Chicken

    This is one of my favorite meals my mom used to make. Traditionally, it's made with veal, but I created...


    Risotto-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    These elegant, stuffed mushroom caps make a lovely special-occasion side dish perfect for the holidays. Green and red sweet peppers...


    Lemon Risotto with Broccoli

    A creamy, rich party-special alternative to potatoes. —Judy Grebetz, Racine, Wisconsin

    Veggie Risotto

    Short grain rice is preferred when making this classic Italian dish. Arborio rice is the most widely available short grain...


    Sausage Risotto with Spinach and Tomatoes

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    Christine Riccitelli, Danville, California
    Christine loves Italian food and created this delicious dish with an Italian flair.


    Garlic Tilapia with Mushroom Risotto

    Boxed risotto makes it quick; mushrooms, shallots and cheese make it tasty. Serve the risotto alongside seasoned fish for a...


    Slow-Cooked Stuffed Pepper Stew

    This is my go-to pepper stew. When my garden yields green peppers, I dice and freeze them for those cold,...


    Basil Tomato Rice

    “Whenever my family wants something different to go with our grilled beef—or other entrees, I throw together this easy side....

    Italian Stuffed Peppers

    Cooking the stuffed peppers in a slow cooker is not only convenient, the long cooking process improves the flavor of...


    Squash Provencal

    All of my family loves vegetables, and in the summer when squash is plentiful, I serve this dish frequently. It...


    Arancini di Riso

    In Italy, arancini balls are often served as a side dish, like bread. Our arancini recipe features a ground beef...


    Frittelle di Riso

    For this traditional Italian dinner, we created these rice fritters that serve as a sweet and satisfying dessert.—Taste of Home...


    Creamy Sausage Risotto

    I have fond memories of standing at the stove cooking this hearty Italian rice dish with my Nona. I’ve altered...


    Italian Sausage Bean Soup

    In the cold months, I like to put on a big pot of this comforting soup. It cooks away while...


    Chicken & Tomato Risotto

    If you're looking for Italian comfort food, this is it! By using store-bought spaghetti sauce, you save time when preparing...


    Italian Lentil Soup

    Lentils, like beans, are part of the legume family and add cholesterol-reducing fiber to this tasty soup. —Marybeth Gessele, Gaston,...

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    Golden Beet Curry Risotto with Crispy Beet Greens

    I was delighted to find golden beets at the farmers market and knew they'd be perfect in a risotto recipe...


    Arborio Rice and White Bean Soup

    Soup is the ultimate comfort food. This hearty, satisfying soup with arborio rice is low in fat and comes together...


    Italian Chicken Casserole

    My aunt created this recipe, and the whole family has been enjoying it for years now. It's equally good with...


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    Parmesan Risotto

    Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish. In this version, the rice is briefly sauteed, then slowly cooked in wine...


    Pesto Rice-Stuffed Pork Chops

    My family loves pork chops so I experimented stuffing them. I used some of our favorite flavors like pesto and...


    Turkey Gumbo in a Jiffy

    Gumbo is usually a dish which takes a long time to prepare but this recipe makes it speedy and easy....