Riso Buono - Carnaroli Rice - 2.2lb (1kg)


Also known as being the king of rices, grown mainly in the Piedmont region of Italy. It differs from Arborio for a slightly larger shape and higher content of starch. Amongst Italian rices it has the greatest amount of amylose, a substance that contributes to make the grain compact. For this reason, it boasts special gastronomic attitudes with an excellent balance between good absorption capacity and little starch loss so that there is no danger of overcooking. This makes it an excellent rice variety, particularly appreciated by great chefs for the ability of its grains to stay hard at the core and to stay perfect and well separated.

Riso Buono Carnaroli Gran Riserva is rice that ages untreated for one year; this Ageing process was already known and extensively used in ancient times. In fact, after drying, rice still has to acquire all its top-quality characteristics. Rice, when aged and stored with care, greatly increases in size and this reduces the dispersion of starch and minerals during cooking. Riso Buono is a family business that goes back to the late 17th century, when the Gautieri noble family, after leaving the county of Nice, settled in these areas around Novara, introducing significant improvements over the years, especially regarding irrigation methods and cultivation techniques. Great for making any kind of risotto or rice salad.

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