Monday, January 24, 2011

Arborio Rice

                                 ARBORIO RICE

  • Arborio rice is an Italian short-grain rice.
  •  It is named after the town of Arborio in the Po Valley, where it is grown. Cooked, the rounded grains are firm, creamy, and chewy, due to the higher amylopectin starch content of this rice variety, thus they have a starchy taste of their own, yet blend well with other flavors.
  •  It is used to make risotto, although Carnaroli and Vialone Nano are sometimes used to prepare the dish. Arborio rice is also used for rice pudding.
  • In case you dont find this rice you can substitute it with any cheap Basmati Rice or any Long grain Rice.

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