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Arborio absorbs stock without becoming too soft, making it ideal to cook smooth and creamy risottos. This rounded grain rice variety is grown in the Italian Piedmont region, where it has been cultivated since the 15th century. The combination of exceptional climate, soil, landscape and local expertise ensure the quality and uniqueness of this traditional rice variety.

SIZE: 1.0 Kg Net Wt
GTIN-13: 5060323901601
GTIN-14: 25060323901605

Arborio Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Celery, Gluten, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Dairy, Molluscs, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Nuts

Low-Fat, Sugars-Free, Salt-Free

Halal, Kosher

Nutritional Information 100 g 1 portion / 75 g
Energy 361 kcal / 1510 kj 271 kcal / 1133 kj
of which saturates
0.6 g
0.1 g
0.5 g
0.1 g
of which sugars *
78.0 g
0.3 g
58.6 g
0.2 g
Fibre 1.4 g 1.1 g
Protein 7.4 g 5.6 g
Salt 0.01 g 0.001 g
Sodium 0.00 g 0.000 g

*Contains naturally occurring sugars
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Fontana FORMIELLO arborio risotto rice is grown in the Piedmont region in Northern Italy.
There are four steps to risotto heaven:
  • Soffritto: Gently saut√© onions in butter or oil for a couple of minutes.
  • Tostatura: Add risotto rice and stir for a few minutes to coat with the butter or oil.
  • Cottura: Add boiling stock as necessary for 16-18 minutes, until the rice is cooked.
  • Mantecatura: Rest the rice for 1 minute off the heat before adding a knob of cold butter or cheese.
You can create your own risotto by simply adding your own ingredients at the appropriate stage of cooking.

  • Do not wash rice before cooking it as this removes the valuable starch which makes the risotto creamy.
  • Cook the rice slowly by letting it gradually absorb stock that is added little by little until the rice is cooked.
  • Stir risotto continuously to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Keep the stock on the hob at boiling point, so that the rice does not stop cooking when the stock is added.
  • Risotto is ready when al dente, or when it is tender on the outside but it has a firm bite in the centre.
  • Take the rice off the heat just before you think it is ready because it will continue to cook in its own heat.
Try Arborio rice for creamier risottos with robust ingredients mixed into it such as sausage or Barolo wine.

16-18 minutes

About 13 portions (5 full tablespoons / 75g per serving)

Store in a cool, dry place. Once opened store rice in a tightly sealed container.
Bag Low-density polyethylene (4 LDPE) Recyclable | Plastic
Pack Paperboard (23 PBD) Recyclable | Paper
Case Cardboard (20 PAP) Recyclable | Paper
We are committed to minimising the amount of packaging used for our products, and are constantly exploring sustainable options, with zero plastic our ultimate goal. We measure the impact of our packaging using the three criteria below:
Packaging to Product Weight Ratio 8.3%
Recyclable Content 100%
Plastic Content 1.1%
Our arborio risotto rice is packed in vacuum-sealed plastic bags. This packaging helps to preserve the nutritional value of this rice and extends its shelf life naturally without the use of preservatives. Whilst we prefer to avoid plastic, this solution results in a longer shelf life and consequently in reduced food waste.
Decades of failures - I cheated & bought this quality tasting risotto rice perfection at last!!! This is a winner - the whole family enjoyed every last bit on the plate. At long last risotto we can all enjoy - Highly recommend ****
Grandma Lil