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Has anyone tried making risotto with whole wheat arborio rice?

eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 06:45 AM

I have some in my pantry and I'm making a simple pea-parmesan risotto tonight.
Has anyone tried it? If so, how did it taste? Did it need longer to cook? Any tips?

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  1. herby RE: eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 06:57 AM

    I do not understand the question - wheat and rice are two different types of grain. What is it? Rice or wheat?

    1. zitronenmadchen RE: eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 07:17 AM

      Do you mean brown arborio rice? The rice comes out a bit chewier than white arborio rice and it takes about 55 minute to an hour to make risotto with it.

      1. greygarious RE: eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 07:31 AM

        Assuming you mean brown rice and are not trying to turn wheat into risotto (if the latter, search recipes for bulgur pilaf):
        http://www.chow.com/search?query=brow...

        1. C. Hamster RE: eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 09:04 AM

          There is no such thing as whole wheat rice

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            MrsJustipoo RE: eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 09:10 AM

            I did a mushroom risotto with brown rice once, and it took forever, I will never do it again. It's worth it to run to the store and get some white rice. The previous commenter mentioned it takes 55 - 60 minutes, for me it was longer, I didn't time it but I remember it wasted my whole evening stirring that dish.

            1. eviemichael RE: eviemichael Feb 11, 2013 09:45 PM

              Sorry everyone- I had a slow moment there. Yes, I meant brown rice. :-/

              My husband actually buying some souvlakia (which were amazing) so I didn't end up making the risotto. I should have researched a bit before buying it! Shame it comes out super chewy.

              Thanks for the replies!

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