If you're looking for the perfect side dish to serve with risotto, this recipe collection has got you covered. From salads to breads to veggies and more, you'll be sure to find the perfect accompaniment to pair with your creamy risotto.
So, you've cooked your arborio rice to perfection and have made the perfect risotto, one that Gordon Ramsay would be proud of.
But now you're wondering what you're supposed to serve with this creamy Italian rice dish to make it a complete meal.
Oftentimes, this creamy rice dish is served alongside meat-based dishes such as lemon chicken, crispy chicken thighs, or pork chops to name a few.
Some recipes even add chicken breast to make a chicken risotto or seafood to make a shrimp risotto, for example.
Many Italian risotto recipes are also made with chicken broth or chicken stock.
But if you're a vegetarian or vegan, don't fret! There are lots of options for making a meat-free risotto meal.
Sorry meat lovers, but this collection is strictly meatless. 😉 But we're sure even the carnivores will find some great options for serving with your favorite risotto.
Whether you're making a simple saffron risotto, a Parmesan risotto topped with fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese, a vegan risotto with lemon slices and lemon zest, or a rustic mushroom risotto recipe, there are lots of different ways to add to your meal whether you're cooking for a dinner party or other special occasions, or even for your family dinner table.
So, if you're in need of the perfect match for your delicious bowl of risotto, you've come to the right place!
We've got lots of options to for tasty side dishes that will perfectly complement your risotto dinner. And all are either vegetarian or vegan.
Best Side Dishes for Risotto
As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to sides for risotto. In fact, it's hard to pick just one, so why not try them all?!
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What a wonderful collection of recipes - I especially love that there are so many veggie ideas, and also tofu! My risotto will never be lonely again lol!
Thanks so much, Shelley! Yes, there are so many ideas to choose from for sure! 🙂