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Arborio Insalata Caprese

Arborio rice cooks to pillowy perfection for this delicate salad.

Rolando raves: The earlier you make it the more flavor you’ll get; make it ahead. It’s really delicious the next day too, just garnish with fresh basil.”

  • Serves: 6
  • Complexity: easy
Arborio Insalata Caprese



Pre-cook the rice

Bring water to a boil. 

Add rice to the boiling water, and cook until al dente, approximately 12 minutes.

Drain rice, and spread lightly with your fingers on a baking sheet to cool. This helps it retain its al dente texture. Allow to cool.

Prepare the dish

In a large bowl combine cooked rice, mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves. 

Pour olive oil over the mixture and stir to distribute evenly. 

Stir in cracked pepper and salt to taste.lucedio arborio insalata caprese zoom

This salad is the perfect canvas for other Italian pantry products. Try one or more of these additions:

Created by Rolando Beramendi


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