The Differences between Rice & Risotto

Did you know that the story of risotto began in the 14th century B.C. when Italy was first introduced to rice. Italy was the ideal place to grow short-grain rice due to the humid weather and abundant flat land. As a result, rice became a main part of Italian food culture today.

At a glance, Rice and Risotto looks the same and often confused for one another. Despite the looks, they are slightly different.

Rice is a grain that comes in many different varieties like Jasmine, Basmati and Brown Rice. It is widely used in Asia as a main meal to be eaten with side dishes.

Risotto is an Italian dish which uses a special rice like Arborio, Carnaroli and Vialone Nano rice, which can absorb a lot of liquid without becoming mushy, and is often cooked together with broth and veggies.

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