Arborio risotto rice 1kg


Carnaroli rice is a variety of short-grain rice that is native to Italy. It is commonly used in Italian cuisine, especially in dishes such as risotto, because it has a high starch content that makes it ideal for absorbing flavors and creating a creamy texture. Carnaroli rice is often referred to as the “king of rices” due to its superior quality, and it is considered by many chefs to be the best rice for making risotto.

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Average nutritional values per: 100g
Energy 1506kj
Fat 0.5g
of which saturates 0.03g
Carbohydrate 80.5g
of which sugars 0.48g
Fibre 1g
Protein 6.5g
Salt 0.01g

The Simplest Arborio Risotto Rice Recipe

Creating a comforting bowl of risotto can be surprisingly straightforward, even for home cooks. Here’s a basic recipe using UK measurements that captures the essence of this creamy Italian dish.


  • 225g Arborio risotto rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 900ml chicken or vegetable stock, kept hot
  • 120ml dry white wine (optional)
  • 30g unsalted butter or olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)
  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley or basil) for garnish (optional)


  1. Sauté the Aromatics: In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, heat the unsalted butter or olive oil over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until they become translucent and fragrant without browning.
  2. Add the Rice: Stir in the Arborio rice and cook for about 2 minutes, ensuring every grain is coated with the oil and heated through.
  3. Deglaze with Wine (Optional): Pour in the white wine and stir until it’s mostly absorbed by the rice. This step is optional but adds depth to the flavour.
  4. Simmer and Stir: Start adding the hot stock, one ladleful at a time. Allow each addition to be mostly absorbed before adding more. Stir frequently to encourage the creamy consistency.
  5. Cook to Al Dente: Continue this process until the rice is creamy on the outside but still slightly firm (al dente) in the centre. It typically takes about 18-20 minutes.
  6. Season and Serve: Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve the risotto hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs if desired.

This simple risotto rice recipe showcases the elegance of simplicity, resulting in a creamy, comforting dish that you can customise with various additions like mushrooms, seafood, or vegetables. Enjoy the straightforward yet delightful experience of homemade risotto! Contact us today at Victus Emporium to find out more.

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Weight 1.05 kg