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Featured Item: Lundberg Family Farms Gluten Free White Arborio Rice

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FEATURED ITEM: Arborio Rice

With so many types of rice offered by Lundberg Family Farms, your naturally gluten-free side dish or main course doesn’t have to be boring. From Organic California White Basmati Rice to Organic California Brown Jasmine Rice, you can easily find something that suits your taste.

For a meal that steals the show, try making risotto using Lundberg Gluten Free White Arborio Rice. The outer coating of this pearly, round, medium grain rice contains the most starch of any Italian rice, ensuring a creamy final product.

Making risotto that’s al dente, or firm, to the bite and creamy without being mushy takes some patience! First, toast the rice in hot butter or oil before adding liquid. This technique allows the rice to absorb the liquid while maintaining the right consistency. Then, add warm liquid slowly, stir constantly and pay close attention. The liquid can be chicken, vegetable or other stock, or even water. When each addition of liquid is almost completely absorbed by the rice, add some more. You have to test the consistency to know it’s done.

For the finishing touch, add cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil for “caprese” risotto. For an earthier flavor, finish with chopped mushrooms, white wine and fresh thyme. And if you’re looking for a more classic presentation, simply use chicken stock and parmesan.

 

Featured Vendor: Lundberg Family Farms

Lundberg Family Farms traces its roots back to 1937, when Albert and Frances Lundberg moved to Northern California from Nebraska. After the move, Albert taught his four sons the importance of caring for the soil. It was from that vantage point that the Lundberg family pioneered organic rice-growing in America.

In the 1960′s, the Lundberg sons saw the need to sell organic rice as a separate product from conventionally grown rice, giving consumers a distinct choice in the rice they purchased.

For more than 75 years, Lundberg Family Farms has been using methods of farming that care for the soil, wildlife, air and water, including organic and eco-farming practices. The company’s mission rests on consistently improving its environmental footprint, with methods that support sustainability and the use of renewable energy, while creating great tasting gourmet rice products.