Arborio rice is the most well known risotto rice in Italy. It is a large, bold rice with a characteristic white dot at the center of the grain. By the way of length/width ratio and starch characteristics, it is classified as a medium grain rice and is totally gluten free since there are no additives. Typically used in risotto, Arborio rice develops a creamy texture around a chewy center and has exceptional ability to absorb flavors. This economical food service size of arborio rice is an Italian medium grain rice that is the traditional rice in risotto. To get the perfect creamy and velvety consistency with the rice still retraining some bite, "al dente", you need nothing more than the best rice milled in the very best way. Vacuum packed to maintain freshness. Gluten free.