Jasmine, basmati, arborio...and bomba. You need them all.
Our nominees for America’s Best New Restaurants have us crushing on these unexpected (and newly essential) pantry staples. Here’s how we’re using them.
Pasta “snails” that trap sauces in their hollows (try broccoli with garlic and oil).
We like: Pastificio G. Di Martino Lumaconi, available at Whole Foods Market
Get the recipe: Lumaconi with Prosciutto and Lemon Breadcrumbs
2. Arepa Flour
Savory breakfast idea: Make golden corn cakes in the time it takes to prepare French toast.
We like: Goya Masarepa
Get the recipe: Arepas
3. Orange-Flower Water
Stir this floral essence into honey or yogurt, or add a few drops to custards.
We like: Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water