This rice is named after the town around which it is cultivated. These beautiful stubby white grains of rice hold their texture well during prolonged cooking. This makes them the perfect basis for an authentic Italian risotto. Arborio rice can also be used to make sweet rice pudding or used instead of Spanish rice in a Paella. This is a versatile short grain rice for making comforting sweet and savoury dishes.
Barley is prepared in two ways; pot barley or pearl barley. This is pot barley and it is more nutritious than pearl as the outer bran has been kept on. It is the bran that contains most of the essential fibre, omega fats, amino acids, B vitamins and minerals such as Iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
Basmati is the Sanskrit word for “fragrant”. Basmati rice has a fantastic flavour down to its natural nutty taste and subtle fragrance. It is slightly chewy in texture and popular world wide for many dishes.
High in fibre
Low in fat
Retains the outer bran layer keeping the micro nutrients intact