Arborio is a variety of Superfino rice originating in Italy and named after the commune of Arborio in the Italian region of Piedmont.
Arborio Rice undergoes less milling than ordinary long grained rice and as such is able to retain very high levels of amylopectin starch which is what gives Risotto its creamy texture.
Like pasta, Arborio rice is prepared al dente, which means that it should be slightly firm to the bite. Although Arborio rice is traditionally used to make Risotto it can also be used for a Spanish Paella or other creamy Mediterranean recipes.
To prepare Arborio rice it is important to note that it should not be washed before cooking.
By washing the rice the aforementioned starch will be washed away and the rice will not possess the ability to absorb the liquid (and flavours) that it previously would have.
Use 1 cup of Arborio Rice with approximately 1.5 cups of liquid
(Typical analysis per 100g)
Energy 474 kJ
Protein 2.8 g
Fat Total >1 g
Saturated >1 g
Carbohydrates 24.4 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Sodium 5 mg
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Store item in an airtight Container in a cool dry place
Up to 12 months if stored correctly. See label for Best Before date
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