Traditionally used in the cuisines of the Veneto and Mantua regions, this rice is today used mainly in the North-East of Italy in local recipes.
It enhances the traditional flavours of these regions, partnering with simple local ingredients such as pumpkin, mushrooms and game in a huge variety of dishes.
Created in 1967 from the crossing of Vialone and Nano varieties, this rice has short, round grains which expand greatly during cooking, making it ideal for creamy risotto recipes.
Roma rice has distinctive, large, rounded grains. Particularly suited for creamy risottos and oven-baked dishes.
When making a risotto, the rice should be only stirred occasionally and delicately so that the starch is released gently, creating a creamy consistency which is the common feature of the best risottos. The risotto can be left unattended almost to the end of cooking only if a tin-plated copper pan is used which spreads the heat evenly both on the bottom and the sides.
Vacuum-packing prevents the rice from changing and preserves the colour, flavour and nutritional values of the grain.