Easy Arborio Rice


This firm, short-grain rice gets its name from the Italian town of Arborio and goes well with Chicken Livornese.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • 2 cups Arborio rice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat oil in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add onions and salt and saute until onions are translucent, 3 minutes.

  2. Add rice and garlic to pan and saute until rice is toasted and fragrant, 2 minutes.

  3. Add chicken broth and water to pan. Bring to a boil, stir once, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer rice, covered, until liquid is evaporated, 18-20 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

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