Italian Rice

Italian rice is divided by law into different categories: Round, Medium, Long A from risotto/parboiled and Long B. Among the best known Italian rice varieties, Carnaroli is today considered the “prince of risottos”.

Between Novara, Vercelli and Pavia in the so-called golden triangle of rice fields. Or in Baraggia,between Vercelli and Biella where the only Italian rice (PDO) is produced. Or between Emilia and Veneto, at the mouth of the Po river, where two Italian rice varieties (PGI) are produced. There are also small and interesting rice growing areas in other regions of Italy, such as Sardinia and Sicily,where the climate is very different and contributes to particular characteristics.


As part of the IICCI initiative Italian Gourmet, the following brands are available in India:

  • Cascina Belvedere (Arborio, Carnaroli, Vialone Nano, imported by Chenab Impex): check product list here

  • Riso Vignola (Carnaroli, Vialone, Black Rice, imported by Fine Food): check product list here