Risotto is a Northern Italian dish made with rice.  Instead of being cooked in a pot of boiling water, like most Asian versions of rice, the Italian risotto is made by stirring hot broth with the rice until it cooks.  The best risottos usually result from when you make them with home-made broth.   Also, you need to use the Italian grains of rice: either Arborio or Carnarole type rice.