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.

You also need to use Italian rice.  There are several different types of Italian rice, but my favorite variety is called Carnaroli because it has a firmer texture and higher starch content, resulting in a creamy flavor. If you cannot find the Carnaroli risotto,  use the varietal of Arborio or Vialone nano rice that may be available in your local market.