Sushi rice is rice with a relatively large, round grain. This sushi rice comes from Italy. Did you know that the Japanese use sushi rice for much more than just sushi? The perfect sushi rice is made by flavoring the rice after cooking with a dash of sushi vinegar and mirin.
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.
Basmati rice has the longest grain of rice of all rice varieties and has a full aroma and flavor. This rice is peeled and ground. That is why the cooking time is nice and short, about 75 g per person. Add 1.75 times the amount of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.