Risotto, for example, is a traditional rice dish from the Northern Italian region, one of the largest rice producing region in Italy. Risotto rice grains are larger than we are used to eating rice, cooked with broth and parmesan cheese to produce flavor creamy.
Risotto is also sometimes added to further strengthen the tomato paste flavor.
Other typical dishes are Brodetto, the soup made from extracts of marine fish cooked in broth, tomatoes and white wine.
Fresh fish, clams, mussels, squid, cuttlefish, prawns and red mullet fish species usually inserted into this soup. Brodetto usually served hot in a traditional container named coccio, and enjoyed as an appetizer.
Pasta also became one of the mainstay of Italian cuisine, as well