The Organico speciality rice range is grown and packed for us in Bianze in the heart of the century-old rice fields of the Northern Po valley. Our partners, the Picco family have been cultivating rice here since 1878. They are dedicated to the environmental stewardsip of the land and to preserving the culture and cultivation of rice. Together with other local families they have formed a co-operative to both pack and develop fine quality Italian rice. They grow a wide range of typical and newer varieties on their land. The rice is husked through a stone millling process that is more careful or gentle and therefore helps preserve the nutritional and taste qualities of the grain.
Also known as "Forbidden Rice" Black rice, according to legend was reserved excluisvely for the Chinese Emperor and the Imperial family - where it was much appreciated for its nutritional and aphrodisiac properties!
The "Nerone" black rice is grown only in certain parts of the Po valley and is prizes for its fragrant aroma and texture.
Nutritional Value per 100g
Ingredients: Organic Nerone rice* Wholegrain (brown) Rice.
*from organic agriculture.
Cooking time 40 minutes
Our Nerone rice is not a rice for risotto but for general culinary uses. We think it works best with fish, shellfish or crustaceans, as well as hearty vegetable mixes and casseroles.
Organico special selection rice is exactly that - special premium varieties of rice from a specific areas. The range includes Nerone black wholegrain rice. Wild Red wholegrain rice, Essenza long grain rice and Carnaroli risotto rice. We also supply a number of delicious ready-to-eat risotto mixes. Enjoy!
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IT-Bio-004 Italian Agriculture Certified organic by MIPAAF