Arborio rice is a starchy Italian white rice that is best slowly
cooked into risotto, a sort of creamy savory rice porridge (though that
description hardly does it justice). Though Arborio is the variety most
associated with this famous dish, many Italians feel carnaroli, and vialone nano rice produce even better results.
For help deciding which risotto rice to buy, check out our Guide to Risotto Rice.
Grown in Italy, this Arborio is top quality, consisting of carefully
selected whole (unchipped) grains of rice. Their brilliant white color
is the result of being expertly polished (pearled) rather than any sort
of chemical bleaching. This process also leaves more of the grains’
natural starch content intact for an even creamier risotto. It carries
the USDA Organic seal, and has been certified organic by BioAgriCert
S.r.l. in Europe.