Arborio rice

A short-grain, pearl-like Italian white rice which is high in starch. Arborio rice forms the foundation of the dish risotto. Riso means rice in Italian. Like other rices, Arborio is a member of the grass family. What distinguishes it is a higher than normal amount of soluble starch that is released during cooking. The starch is what makes a risotto creamy. Arborio rice takes about eighteen minutes to cook. It is done when it is al dente, tender on the outside and firm in the center.


Plural:

Arborio rice

Ethnicity:

Italian

Season:

available year-round

How to prepare:

Arborio rice takes about 18 minutes to cook. It is done when it is al dente, tender on the outside and firm in the center.

Matches well with:

artichokes, asparagus, beets, crab, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, peas, saffron, shallots, shellfish, truffles, veal, wine

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