arborio rice

noun, often capitalized A
ar·​bo·​rio rice | \ˌär-ˈbȯr-ē-ō- \

Definition of arborio rice 

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

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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, NOLA.com, "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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