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This week we’re going to be talking about one of my favourites, Arborio Rice.
This great little grain comes from the Italian town of Arborio, who’d guess, situated in the Po Valley. You may recognise this grain from the classic Italian Risotto! This is definitely one of my favourite Italian dishes. The rice is cooked in a meat or vegetable stock instead of water which gives every bite a bountiful explosion of flavour.
Arborio rice is a high-starch rice which means it has great absorption abilities! All that mushroom juice has now been soaked up by the Arborio rice! Amazing! There are several strains of the rice similar to Arborio which can be found in Italy, namely, Baldo, Carnaroli, Maratelli, Pandano, Roma and Vialone Nano.
Remember, when using Arborio rice it will literally absorb the flavours of whatever you chuck in the pot with it! With great power comes great responsibilities.