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arborio rice

a variety of round-grain rice used for making risotto
Word Origin
C20: after Arborio, a town in N Italy
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Contemporary definitions for arborio rice

short-grain, high-starch, white Italian rice which becomes fat and creamy when cooked and is used for risotto


Arborio rice cooks best when constantly stirred.

Word Origin

After Arborio, town in the Po valley in Italy where the rice is grown

Usage Note

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