Along with pasta, the world's favorite comfort food, rice is the heart and soul of so many global cuisines, from Italy to Bombay. This starchy and substantial ingredient can serve as a hearty foundation for veggie stir-frys, meat, seafood, risotto, and more. Ranging in color, flavor, and texture, find the perfect type of rice for all your cooking needs.
Italian Rice and Risotto
Italian rice varieties reflect the unique soil and climate conditions where they are cultivated and harvested, making them special ingredients that lend an authentic flavor and texture to your dishes. Arborio rice is a long grain famous for its use in risottos. Another popular Italian style rice is Carnaroli from Piedmont.This shorter grain Italian rice is known for its ability to absorb liquids and seasonings, so is another stellar choice for cooking risotto. For rice that comes pre-packed with flavor, try one of Scotti’s Carnaroli Risottos seasoned with saffron,porcini mushroom, or creamy cheese. In addition to Carnaroli and Arborio, Supermarket Italy also offers specialty Italian black rice such as Campanini Black Venus. This medium-grain variety adds a sweet and nutty aroma to soups, stews, and pilafs, and the black color, which is 100 percent natural, adds a striking effect to the table.
Paella Rice and More
Supermarket Italy offers rice varieties from beyond the Italian peninsula, too! When making Spanish paella, the traditional rice dish from Valencia with saffron and seafood, bomba rice is the top choice thanks to its ability to absorb liquid and stay tender. Pair traditional Indian curries, biryanis, and stews with Indian Harvest Jasmine Rice Blend, filled with daikon and split baby garbanzo beans.