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Rice is Rice, Sort Of

You may be a bit confused by the previous post. Here’s the back story. My experience with Arborio rice is only from the risotto at restaurants. Earlier this week, I came across Arborio rice at the local health food store sold in bulk, could buy as little or as much as I wanted. Bought a small amount to “play”.

Arborio Rice

The Cat isn’t into risottoand I’m not that thrilled about standing at the stove stirring a pan of rice for twenty minutes or so (I think I said that before). I made jook instead.

Arborio Jook

The rice was starchier than regular medium grain rice; the grains absorb more water than the medium grain rice. The Cat liked Arborio jook better than risotto. As good as it was, she likes jook made from mochi rice more.

Sweet Mochi Rice

Mochi Rice Jook

The texture is smoother and a lot stickier than Arborio rice jook. The Cat approves (I think the ranking for jook ingredients would be mochi rice first, followed by Arborio rice, then medium grain rice).

I even tried a half sweet mochi rice and half Arborio rice jook. I’ll spare you the picture since they all the jook pictures look like a polar bear in a snow storm. 😛

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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