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    Kitchen Dictionary: arborio rice

    Pronounced: ar-Boh-ree-oh

    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 Ingredient

    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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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 cup
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 716
    Calories from Fat 9 (1%)
    Total Fat 1.0g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 2mg 0%
    Potassium 152mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrate 158.3g 52%
    Dietary Fiber 5.6g 22%
    Sugars 5.6g
    Protein 13.0g 26%

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