Carnaroli is an Italian White Rice grown in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Italy. Considered to be one of the finest of the rices used to make Risotto, Carnaroli is a short, plump grain. It's in the same family as Arborio Rice, however, the grain is larger. When cooked it has a creamy texture with the inner germ kernel remaining firm. This Rice can absorb much more liquid than other rices. It is used primarily in the Italian Dish, Risotto. Risotto is often considered the pasta of Northern Italy. |
Carnaroli Rice is used primarily in Risotto dishes, which often reflect the seasons. In Spring use Baby Vegetables, in Summer Tomato and Basil, in Autumn Wild Mushrooms and in Winter Seafood. Serve as an entree or side dish.