Nothing beats the warm, creamy comfort of risotto on a cold winter’s day. Maybe that’s why it’s a traditional northern Italian dish.There are several varieties of rice used by Italians to make risotto. At Zara’s you’ll find Arborio, the most commonly available and Carnaroli, some say the best for achieving the creamiest risotto. Whether it’s a primo (first course) or a side like classic risotto alla milanese paired with ossobuco, risotto is a versatile dish worth including in your cooking repertoire. So whichever variety you choose, Arborio, Carnaroli or Vialone Nano, just remember making risotto takes patience, lots of hot stock and most of all, as in any meal, love!