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 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, "Yes, These 10 Foods and Drinks Will Eventually Go Bad, According to Food Safety Experts," 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, "10 Can’t-Miss Pintxos Bars in San Sebastian, Spain," 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,, "More Than Pasta brings casual Italian plates to Park Ridge," 27 Oct. 2019 The superheated gas is then cooled, forming solid pellets about the size of arborio rice. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic," 12 Aug. 2019 There was nothing extraordinary about it: chicken stock, arborio rice, a couple of spices. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Lee Iacocca gave people what they wanted, whether they knew it or not," 3 July 2019 Ingredients: Heavy cream, arborio rice, parmesan and asparagus Health rating: 5/10 Taste rating: 10/10 2. Taylor Palmby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are there healthy food options at Summerfest? Kind of and we've ranked and rated them for you," 5 July 2018 Sprinkle in arborio rice, and stir to toast rice, about 5 minutes. Ann Maloney,, "Cast-iron skillets: The foundation for week-day dinner wonders," 10 Oct. 2017

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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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The first known use of arborio rice was in 1976

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26 Mar 2021

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“Arborio rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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