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Carnaroli Rice

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What is it?

Carnaroli rice is a short-grain rice used primarily to make risotto. Compared to the more widely available Arborio, it has a smaller grain with a super-high starch content. What that means is that it can absorb huge amounts of liquid without overcooking, creating the ultra-creamy yet toothsome texture that is the hallmark of a superior risotto.

Don’t have it?

Arborio; vialone nano

How to prep:

Toast the rice briefly in fat before adding the liquid when making risotto.

How to store:

Carnaroli will keep almost indefinitely in the pantry.

Cross Reference

Arborio

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