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How to cook gourmet rice without sticking: discover 2 simple recipes

How to cook rice quickly without sticking it

Rice is a highly valued grain in Italian cuisine, allowing for the creation of numerous and delicious dishes. However, cooking gourmet rice adequately to meet our intentions and expectations is not easy.

It is necessary to pay attention to certain details to prevent the rice from becoming sticky or inedible, or from sticking to the sides of the pot in which it is cooked.

In this article, we will discover how to cook rice quickly, without it sticking to the pot and without it becoming sticky, using high-quality products such as Riso Acquerello and Carnaroli Autentico from Riserva San Massimo.

The most popular types of rice

There are numerous varieties of rice, each with specific qualities that distinguish its taste and texture.

Among the most common and high-quality types of rice, the following deserve a special mention:

  • Riso Carnaroli Acquerello: Considered one of the best in the world, it is perfect for risottos due to its excellent cooking hold.
  • Riso Carnaroli Riserva San Massimo: Another high-quality rice, ideal for various culinary preparations, cultivated within a reserve protected by the European Community, rich in uncontaminated and pure spring waters.

Practical guide on how to cook rice


To prepare a good dish, it is necessary to use the appropriate type of rice and cook it correctly.

For Riso Acquerello and Riso Riserva San Massimo, following these steps will guarantee a perfect result.

Cooking methods


Procedure: Bring plenty of salted water to the boil, add the rice, and cook for the time indicated on the package.

Tip: Do not stir too often to avoid releasing too much starch from the rice.


Procedure: Sauté onion in oil or butter, add the rice and toast it for a couple of minutes. Deglaze with white wine and add hot broth little by little, stirring constantly.

Tip: Stir in butter and grated cheese to achieve a creamy consistency.


Procedure: Place the rice in a steamer basket and cook over boiling water.

Tip: Cover the pot with a lid to keep the steam inside.

Tips to prevent rice from sticking

  1. Do Not Stir Too Often: Stirring the rice during cooking can release starch, making it sticky.
  2. Non-Stick Pot: Using a non-stick pot reduces the risk of rice sticking.
  3. Amount of Liquid: Ensure there is enough liquid in the pot during cooking.

Easy recipe for parmesan risotto with Riso Acquerello


  • 320g Riso Carnaroli Acquerello
  • 1 litre vegetable broth
  • 1/4 onion
  • 50g butter
  • 50ml white wine
  • 100g grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Finely chop the onion and sauté it with half the butter in a large pot.
  2. Add the rice and toast it for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Deglaze with the white wine and let it evaporate.
  4. Add the broth little by little, stirring constantly.
  5. Continue cooking for about 18-20 minutes, adding broth as needed.
  6. At the end of cooking, turn off the heat and stir in the remaining butter and Parmigiano Reggiano.
  7. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and serve hot.

This simple yet delicious recipe highlights the quality of Riso Acquerello, guaranteeing a creamy and flavourful risotto that will delight all palates.

Easy recipe: mushroom risotto with carnaroli rice of Riserva San Massimo


  • 320g Riso Carnaroli Riserva San Massimo
  • 1 litre vegetable broth
  • 200g porcini mushrooms (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 50ml dry white wine
  • 50g butter
  • 50g grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly chopped parsley to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Mushroom Preparation: If using fresh mushrooms, clean them thoroughly and slice them. If using frozen mushrooms, thaw and drain them well.

Sautéing: In a pan, heat the extra virgin olive oil. Add the crushed garlic cloves and lightly brown them. Remove the garlic and add the mushrooms. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

Risotto Preparation:

  • Onion Sauté: In a large pot, melt half the butter and add the finely chopped onion. Cook over low heat until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Rice Toasting: Add the Riso Carnaroli Riserva San Massimo to the pot with the onion and toast the grains for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Deglazing: Deglaze with the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.
  1. Cooking the Risotto: Add a ladle of hot broth to the rice and stir until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the broth one ladle at a time, stirring often. Repeat the process for about 18-20 minutes, until the rice is cooked but still al dente.
  2. Combining the Mushrooms: Halfway through cooking, add the cooked mushrooms and mix well.
  3. Final Stirring:
  • When the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and add the remaining butter and grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • Stir vigorously to combine the ingredients and achieve a creamy texture.
  1. Seasoning: Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Add freshly chopped parsley for a touch of freshness.
  2. Serving: Let the risotto rest for a couple of minutes before serving. Serve hot and enjoy a delicious and perfectly creamy mushroom risotto.


Cooking high-quality rice such as Riso Acquerello and Riso Riserva San Massimo requires attention and care, but by following these tips, it is possible to achieve delicious and perfectly cooked dishes.

If you are interested in trying these high-quality products, you can find them at DF Gourmet – Pasta e Riso Gourmet.

Do not miss the opportunity to transform your dishes with the best rice on the market.

Visit our website and discover the wide range of gourmet products available.

Happy cooking and enjoy your meal!

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