Arborio Rice is a short grain rice typically use to prepare a classic risotto. It originate in the Arborio state of Italy, and now is farm in primarily in California and Texas as well. Organic Arborio Rice has a pearl white color and a soft texture, is slightly short and round. Additionally, Rice now comes in a variety of different subtypes such as super fine and large sized.
Rice is high in starch and, when cooked, looks stiff and gluey. This is due to the high levels of amylopectin. It retains its natural starch, and during cooking, the starch is release, leading to a naturally chewy and creamy dish. Due to its’ special qualities, Rice is 2 times costlier than other rice grains.
Uses of Organic Arborio Rice:
Arborio Rice is used in dishes that needs to be creamy.
Arborio Rice does not need to be rinse thoroughly as other rice grains. Rinsing Rice can remove the natural starch, resulting in a less creamy dish. If the dish requires fluffy and non-sticky rice, then rinsing Arborio will allow the rice to be cooked accordingly.
Most commonly used in the dish named “risotto”.
Organic rice specialty is its creaminess from the natural high starch levels. Arborio rice can be prepares like any other rice to be loose and fluffy rather than creamy. Submerge in water for about half an hour to fluff out the rice. For each cup of rice, add in about 2 cups of water. Once the water boils, add in the rice and allow the water to simmer down. Turn the heat on medium-low and cover. Allow it to cook for an additional 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow it to steam for an additional 7-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!
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