arborio rice

noun, often capitalized A
ar·​bo·​rio rice | \ ˌär-ˈbȯr-ē-ō- How to pronounce arborio rice (audio) \

Definition of arborio rice

: a short-grain rice that has a creamy texture when cooked and is typically used in risotto

Examples of arborio rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local carnaroli or arborio rice is cooked with veal broth, butter, Grana Padana cheese and sometimes bone marrow. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 There's also wild, black, red, sushi, and arborio rice—along with countless sub-varieties of white rice from many regions around the globe. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 23 Apr. 2022 For sale: hunting licenses, kombucha, fishing worms, and arborio rice. Hanna Krueger,, 1 Apr. 2022 The menu, by chef Eric Tucker, changes every day, though certain standards, like the crackly oyster mushrooms ($16) crusted with arborio rice, will always be around. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Oct. 2021 Tender, plump grains of arborio rice, which is a standard in risotto, add heft and texture to this simple, flexible recipe. Washington Post, 5 June 2021 Rice varieties that have more fiber and oils, such as brown rice, go bad quicker (about 6 to 8 months) than white, jasmine, basmati, and arborio rice (about 4 years). Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Mar. 2021 Another noteworthy dish is the bar’s interpretation of risotto, made with orzo pasta instead of the classic arborio rice. Sarah Bruning, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Feb. 2020 Customers at More Than Pasta have a choice of rigatoni, fettuccine or arborio rice, with sauces that range from organic chicken and ground beef, to marinara, pancetta and pesto. Jennifer Johnson,, 27 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of arborio rice

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arborio rice

Arborio, village in Piedmont region of Italy

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“Arborio rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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