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Absonot Nov 8, 2004 06:30 PM

I recently read that this type of rice creates a very creamy risotto. I'm a risotto freak and have never tried this kind. I can't recall seeing it ever before...anyone know where I can buy some?

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    wally RE: Absonot Nov 8, 2004 08:05 PM

    where are you located?

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      Absonot RE: wally Nov 9, 2004 01:26 PM

      I live in the city, work in the San Mateo area.

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        wally RE: Absonot Nov 9, 2004 05:10 PM

        Its available at A.G. Ferrari and both Pasta Shops in Berkeley in addition to several web sites. Molinari carried it in the 90's, I haven't looked there for it since then.

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      Joe H. RE: Absonot Nov 8, 2004 08:39 PM

      The kernal of arborio is smaller. Depending on the arborio you will probably want either this or carneroli. Also, there are different brands of violane nano. Below I've linked a source.

      Link: http://www.igourmet.com/shoppe/prodvi...

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        Curtis RE: Absonot Nov 9, 2004 12:24 PM

        Very recently I made a Vialone Nano risotto, and I thought it had a pleasant texture, perhaps even superior to when I used Carnaroli. However, it could also mean I simply got better at making them or the stove conditions improved, etc.

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          nja RE: Absonot Nov 10, 2004 12:24 AM

          Here's a good article on the differences.

          Link: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

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            Mrs. Smith RE: Absonot Nov 12, 2004 03:08 AM

            I used to buy it in Whole Foods here in San Francisco.

            Alas, they don't stock it anymore.

            It is definitely the best rissoto rice I've ever used.

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