This rice from Trader Joe's comes in vacuum-sealed packages, which is usually a good indicator of freshness and quality. We gave it a try the other night in a simple mushroom risotto.
The rice gave off a good amount of starch (sometimes an issue with old rice), making a creamy thick sauce. The rice itself was tender, held its shape, and had a mild flavor that blended well with the other flavors in the risotto.
Our standards for risotto rice are probably somewhat lower and our palates a bit less discerning than, say, Mario Batali's, but we give this rice from Trader Joe's a seal of approval! Anyone else want to share their experience?