Organic Rice Arborio White
Arborio is an Italian white, short-grain rice named after the town of Arborio in the Po Valley where it is traditionally grown. It has short, fat and slightly oval-shaped kernels with a pearly white exterior. When cooked just right, the grain has a deliciously creamy exterior and firm centre. On its own, arborio rice has a starchy taste but it absorbs its surrounding flavours very effectively, hence its most common use in risottos.
Arborio white rice is traditionally used as a base for risotto but is also delicious when made into rice cakes and added to soups. To cook arborio white rice in a risotto, start by heating some olive oil or butter in a pan, sauté onion and garlic then toss in your arborio rice. Cook until the grains are translucent (to reduce their starch content) then add water or stock about ¼ cup at a time, stirring constantly until the rice becomes soft and creamy and the liquid almost fully absorbed. This should take about 15 minutes. Add your choice of chicken, seafood, mushrooms, eggplant, kale, asparagus, fresh herbs and plenty of salt and pepper, then top with parmesan. A delicious crowd-pleasing meal!
Ingredients: Organic White Arborio Rice
Allergens: No known allergens.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Shelf Life: Up to 24 months when stored as above.
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