A question about a recipe: Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork

I have a question about the recipe "Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork " from gingerroot. can jasmine or arborio rice be substituted for the calrose medium grain rice? Those are what I have on hand at the moment

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gingerroot
gingerroot June 27, 2014

Hi Sauertea, my first thought would be to sub the arborio since it is a rice variety typically used for risotto and is short and plump and starchy like the calrose. However, I love the aroma of jasmine rice - you'd be gaining flavor and nuance, though might lose a bit in texture since jasmine is typically more fluffy. I might have to try it with jasmine myself, I think I'd add a little more liquid as well. Let me know what you decide and how it turns out!

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Megan Town
Megan Town June 10, 2015

I just wanted to follow up on this to see if any rice substitutes work. I have basmanti and jasmine at home, but I wouldn't mind picking up what is called for in the recipe if it truly makes a large difference. Thanks in advance :)

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PieceOfLayerCake June 10, 2015

If you're familiar with the dish and/or you don't mind a slightly different product, I love just substituting rices and seeing what I end up with! I agree with gingerroot on the jasmine rice, it'll be looser and drier, but lighter as well.

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