This rice is produced in one of the highest quality production areas of Italy. Arborio is the risotto rice "par exellence". It is eye-catching because of its big and lovely grains. It is the most loved by Italians. During cooking, the heat penetrates first the most external part, while the nucleus (rich in starch, the pearl) remains "al dente". The high starch content allows a good final "whisking" to be obtained.
Arborio rice is cholesterol-free with only a trace of fat. It is low in sodium. Arborio is also gluten-free and non-allergenic. It is a complex carbohydrate which means that it is genuinely good for the body, and it is easy to digest. It adds fiber to the diet and its protein content is superior to other cereal grains.
Carnaroli Rice comes from the Po Valley area in the heartland of Italy's rice-growing region, where the nutrient-rich soil and temperate climate provides the ideal growing conditions. The farmers there have been growing risotto rice varieties for hundreds of years. This region is famous throughout Europe as having the very best rice.
Of all Italian rice varieties, Carnaroli is considered the highest quality available. Rich in amylose, a substance which contributes to the grains notable firmness, it is the preferred rice of chefs worldwide for its versatility.
Carnaroli is ideal for the preparation of all types of risottos, regional dishes and is able to absorb nearly three times its own weight! Its short plump grains allow for maximum absorption of the most varied flavors, allowing you to create a perfect rich and creamy risotto that is still al dente!