Translations: Arborio Rīsi, Arborio Ryžiai, Orez Arborio, Ryż arborio, Arborio rijst, Arborio राइस, Arroz Arborio, Арборио Райс, Ρύζι Arborio, Arborio رايس, Arborio 라이스, Arborio Beras, 阿尔博里奥水稻, D'arròs Arborio, Riso Arborio, Arborio רייס, Арборио Рајс, アルボーリオライス, Riz arborio, Arborio Reis, Arborio Ris, De arroz Arborio, Арбор Райс, Arborio Райс
Short, fat and slightly oval-shaped, arborio rice has a pearly white exterior. There are various size designations, of which superfino, the largest grain size, is the one most commonly used in the United States.
Selecting and Buying
Buying: All these types of rice are readily available at specialty Italian grocery stores and gourmet markets. Certain supermarkets and health stores may also stock them. Many online stores ship both domestic and international rice varieties all over the world.
Procuring: Small polished kernels that develop a creamy consistency. It is a medium rice with a characteristic white dot at the center of the grain. The high-starch kernels of this Italian-grown grain are shorter and fatter than any medium grown rice. When properly cooked, arborio rice develops a unique texture with a starchy creamy surface and a firm bite in the center. It has an exceptional ability to absorb flavors. It is close to California medium grain in appearance and texture. There are varieties of arborio rice grown in California that are as good as Italian varieties.