Pasta, Noodles, & Rice – A to Z


Arborio Rice

When recreating an authentic Italian risotto, make Arborio Risotto Rice the hero ingredient. This pearly, oval-shaped rice undergoes less milling than ordinary long grained rice, so it retains more of its natural starch content and develops a perfect creamy texture while cooking.

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Cellophane Noodles

Cellophane noodles ( also known as Chinese vermicelli, bean threads, bean thread noodles, crystal noodles, or glass noodles) are a type of transparent noodle made from starch (such as mung bean starch, yam, potato starch, cassava or canna starch), and water.

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Glutinous Rice

Glutinous rice is a type of Asian rice that is especially sticky when cooked. It is called glutinous in the sense of being glue-like or sticky and not in the sense of containing gluten. While called sticky, it is not to be confused with the other varieties of Asian rice, which become sticky to one degree or another when cooked.

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Index – Pasta & Rice

This is the sub-index for the pasta and rice varieties that we have listed in the glossary. Included are information, availability, substitutions, and nutrition, wherever possible.

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Jasmine Rice

Jasmine rice (Thai: ข้าวหอมมะลิ; rtgs: Khao hom mali; Thai pronunciation: [kʰâːw hɔ̌ːm malíʔ]; Chinese: 泰国香米; Tàiguó xiāngmǐ) is a long-grain variety of fragrant rice (also known as aromatic rice).

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Khanom Chin

Khanom chin are fresh rice noodles in Thai cuisine which are made from rice which has first been fermented for three days, boiled, and then made into noodles by pressing the resulting dough through a sieve into boiling water. Khanom in Thai usually refers to desserts, but in a wider sense can denote many things that use any type of flour as its main ingredient.

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Lasagne

Lasagne (singular lasagna) are wide, flat-shaped pasta, and possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. The word “lasagne”, and, in many non-Italian languages, the singular “lasagna”, can also refer to a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with sauces and various other ingredients.

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Macaroni

Macaroni is a variety of dry pasta traditionally shaped and produced in various shapes and sizes. Made with durum wheat, macaroni is commonly cut in short lengths; curved macaroni may be referred to as elbow macaroni.

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Mohnnudeln – Poppyseed Noodles

Mohnnudeln (meaning poppy seed noodles in German), is the name of thick noodles of a potato dough in Bohemian and Austrian cuisine, similar to the Schupfnudel.

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Rigatoni

Rigatoni is a particular favourite pasta shape in the south of Italy, especially in Sicily. Its namesake ridges make better adhesive surfaces for sauces and grated cheese than smooth-sided pasta like ziti.

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Shirataki Noodles

Shirataki are thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam .

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