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You know how to make risotto. Arborio rice and a vibrant burst of inspiration will elevate your next dish into something truly unforgettable. Unlock new layers of culinary creativity and flavor with a tasteful note of improvisation.

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Arborio Rice &
Organic Arborio Rice

The essential ingredient for crafting new flavors and revisiting old classics, Arborio Rice is the perfect accompaniment to any exploration of flavor. Served in our iconic transparent jar with the distinct red cap, our Arborio rice is of the most discerning quality, offering versatility for an impressive and eclectic array of creative culinary endeavors.

Our Arborio rice contains no preservatives or additives and is low in fat, cholesterol and sodium. It’s also Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free & Certified Kosher by Star K.

Recipe
Inspiration

Instant Pot Bacon and Egg Risotto

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15 Mins

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30 Mins

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4

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Seafood Risotto

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25 Mins

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50 Mins

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6

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Sausage and Sage Arancini

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25 Mins

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45 Mins

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10

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Pumpkin and Sage Risotto

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20 Mins

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55 Mins

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4

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Spring Greens Risotto

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20 Mins

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30 Mins

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4

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Mushroom Risotto

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15 Mins

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50 Mins

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4

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Beet and Goat Cheese Risotto

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20 Mins

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1 Hour

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4

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Summer Lobster and Corn Risotto

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20 Min

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1 Hour

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6

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Crab Cake Arancini

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20 Mins

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45 Mins

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12

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Classic Italian Risotto

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5 Mins

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30 Mins

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4

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THE CHEF’S
NOTES

The creamy and luxurious texture of classic Italian risotto depends on the quality of your ingredients. With RiceSelect, you can cook with confidence, knowing our Arborio Rice is the perfect addition to an unforgettable meal. An essential in classic risotto recipes, the medium grain rice is high in starch, giving the dish its signature silky texture. With RiceSelect, you can elevate your meal with several cooking tips and exciting recipes to ensure unforgettable dishes.

Try our creative cooking methods and explore our wide selection of rice products to determine your favorite. Pick a recipe that inspires you, and journey to new worlds of culinary creativity.

RISOTTO/
ARBORIO FAQs

  • Here’s an expert tip: great risotto texture comes from gradually stirring small amounts of hot stock (or broth) into the rice as it cooks. This process, called the “Risotto Method” allows the liquid to be absorbed progressively, resulting in the signature creamy, velvety consistency that people associate with great risotto. It’s an iconic texture derived from Northern Italy, where they call it “al ondo,” which translates “to the wave.”
  • While we’re on the subject of texture, the Arborio rice grains themselves should be cooked al dente (more Italian!) for a toothsome bite.
  • Our Classic Risotto is the perfect recipe to practice mastering the basics of the Risotto Method. Simple, yet indulgent, this recipe is magnificent on its own, while also functioning as an essential base for creating other risottos.
  • A risotto’s “creaminess” is determined by a combination of factors: rice type, temperature, tools, and (perhaps the most difficult to master) patience.
  • The reason Arborio rice is preferred for achieving the ideal level of creaminess is its unique starch content. Low or high starch rice proves too sticky or loose to merit the ideal texture. RiceSelect ensures a strict culinary standard for its Arborio starch content, which makes it a terrific choice for accomplishing creamier risottos.
  • The aforementioned “Risotto Method” is another important technique to unlock maximum creaminess. When hot liquid is added in small increments, the starch of the rice relaxes and releases slowly into the pot. By contrast, adding cold liquid stops this process, seizing up the starch and making a risotto too sticky or “gummy.”​
  • The amount of liquid is extremely important too, as too much of it will drown the grain. Be patient — slowly add ½ cup of hot broth to the rice and be aware of how the texture of the rice feels while stirring. All liquid in the pot should be fully absorbed before adding more.
  • Creamy risotto takes a little extra effort. Constant stirring is required to keep the starches flowing and integrating throughout the dish. Using a risotto spoon for stirring is preferred, as the hole in its center allows the risotto to be mixed without breaking the grains, resulting in a smoother flow of starches releasing.
  • Keep an eye on temperature. Maintain a consistent medium heat for a constant simmer to ensure proper continued starch release. This will also prevent scorching.
  • If you want to up the creaminess factor even more, add a bit of mascarpone cheese upon finish for an extra indulgent, creamy touch.
  • RiceSelect Arborio rice is Certified Gluten Free, so unless you add glutenous ingredients to your chosen risotto recipe, the resulting risotto will also be Gluten Free.
  • Risotto often appears in the pasta section on restaurant menus because of its Italian origins. However, the ideal risotto is made with Arborio Rice. There are some similarities, however. Like pasta, Arborio rice should be cooked al dente for a toothsome bite.
  • Arborio rice is a bold, medium grain rice that has a characteristic white dot at the center of the pearly white grain. Primarily used in risotto and rice pudding, Arborio rice develops a creamy texture around a slightly chewy center, displaying an exceptional ability to absorb flavors. The quality of the rice impacts its starch content and ability to achieve an al dente core, an integral factor to achieving an unforgettable risotto.
  • Risotto offers an incredible base for experimentation and improvisation in the kitchen. Arborio, its base grain, lends itself well to both sweet and savory dishes, given its absorbency. While a lot of people love the simplicity of a classic risotto, you can substitute your favorite broth (Chicken, Beef, Seafood or Vegetable) for a subtle variation in flavor profile, or to address dietary restrictions.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, add a protein, gorgeous spring vegetables, or turn into an elevated dessert.
  • Our Classic Risotto consists of eight ingredients: Arborio rice, olive oil, unsalted butter, minced shallots, minced garlic, dry white wine, chicken broth, and grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese. We consider these ingredients essential for achieving an unforgettable Classic Risotto, which can stand alone on its own, or serve as a base for culinary creativity, experimentation and improvisation.
  • A wooden risotto spoon is preferred since it protects your pan due to the amount of stirring required. The hole in the center of the spoon allows for constant flow and minimal grain breakage while stirring.
  • A wide, 3-4 quart, heavy-bottom pan is ideal for enabling heat conductivity and steady liquid absorption while cooking.
  • To reduce the chances of over-salting your risotto, begin with a low-sodium broth. Keep in mind that many ingredients typically added in risotto recipes contain additional salt (e.g. cheese). Taste frequently throughout the cooking process and adjust accordingly.
  • If your risotto ends up over salted, try cooking 1 cup Arborio rice separately with a 2:1 Water-to-Rice ratio and boil for 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork and stir into the finished risotto to help even out the salt levels as needed.
  • If your risotto is not creamy enough, avoid adding butter or cream. This is where patience comes in. Continue to add liquid and stir. The starches will continue to release until desired consistency is reached.
  • Believe it or not, you can reheat risotto leftovers. Simply reconstitute with hot broth on the cook top using the Risotto Method until desired consistency is reached. Adding hot broth allows the risotto to come up to temperature gradually, relaxing the starches and restoring the creamy consistency.
  • Alternatively, you can turn leftover risotto into delicious Arancini rice balls. Traditional preparation requires refrigeration overnight for optimal formation. Try our Sausage and Sage Arancini recipe.
  • Arborio rice can be used in an eclectic variety of dishes besides Risotto. It makes a delicious, creamy side on its own or can be used in Arancini rice balls, like in this recipe Crab Cake Arancini.
  • For preparation of Arborio rice on its own, bring 2 cups water to boil. If desired, add salt and olive oil or butter. Stir in 1 cup of rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Makes about 3 cups cooked rice.

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