Definition of Arborio in English:


Syllabification: Ar·bo·ri·o
Pronunciation: /ärˈbôrē-ō


  • A variety of round-grained rice produced in Italy and used in making risotto.
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    • This recipe uses Arborio rice, from Italy's Po valley.
    • I have always heard that the best kind of rice suitable to authentic Italian risotto is Arborio, but I had never had a chance to buy and use it - until now.
    • Last night's risotto almost didn't happen either… I couldn't find Arborio rice and, naturally, the local Italian épicerie was closed for vacation.



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