arborio rice


ar·​bo·​rio rice ˌär-ˈbȯr-ē-ō- How to pronounce arborio rice (audio)
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: 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 Then came the seafood risotto, a parsley-green bed of arborio rice with just the right amount of bite, on which nestled tender pieces of lobster, clam, calamari, and scallop. Brittani Sonnenberg, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 Italy suffered its worst drought in 70 years in 2022, impacting olives in its northern region, arborio rice used to make risotto, and tomatoes. Clarisa Diaz, Quartz, 9 May 2023 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 See More

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Word History


Arborio, village in Piedmont region of Italy

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arborio rice was in 1976

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“Arborio rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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