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Arborio Rice

Arborio Rice

Risotto Dish

Risotto Dish


 

Ingredients

Arborio Rice

This is a slightly round, short grained rice with a high starch content. The grains have a pearly sheen. As arborio rice cooks, its starch is released into the cooking liquid to make a creamy, rich sauce. The rice is grown widely in Europe, especially in Italy, but also in Spain (where Calasparra rice is more commonly used). There are now many growers in the U.S that produce an excellent quality Arborio rice.

The term "risotto" actually refers to the Italian rice dish made with Arborio rice, although the two terms have become nearly synonymous.

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Rice

Recipes Using Arborio Rice:

Shrimp Risotto with Peas
Mushroom Risotto
Risotto Cakes
Smoked Gouda Risotto with Chicken
Risotto Con Pollo
Chicken Leek Risotto
Risotto with Peas
Eggplant Risotto
Leek Risotto with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Paella
Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Risotto
Garam Masala Scented Risotto with Seared Salmon | Low Sodium Version
Saffron Salmon Risotto
Butternut Squash Risotto
Zucchini Chevre Risotto