Cascina Belvedere - Carnaroli Rice 500g



Main Info:

Origin: Piedmont

Producer: Cascina Belvedere

Flavour profile: Tasty, Al Dente, Bold

Size: 500g

 Serving Portions: 5 - 6 portions (80g to 100g per portion)

Description: The Carnaroli rice grains have the highest content 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.

This beautiful rice is cultivated in the province of Vercelli in Piedmont, a fertile and well irrigated land. The excellent quality of products is due to skilful organic farming techniques acquired through long tradition and experience of growing rice. Rice is processed in small batches guaranteeing better nutritional contents and richer flavour.

Ingredients: 100% Carnaroli Rice

Our Recommendation: Carnaroli Rice, is well known for the preparation of a Risotto. An ideal combination with this type of rice are veggie, fish and sauces. We do highly recommend to try it with our Red Cappuccio Cabbage and Pomegranate BenVenuti Sauce, a speciality!

Allergens: Gluten

Cooking Instructions: How to prepare risotto.

There are three important steps to making risotto:

  • Toasting the rice
    Saute chopped onions in a pot with butter. Then add the rice and turn up the heat to “toast” the rice, causing it to absorb the fat and become translucent. Normally, one adds a splash of white wine and allows it to evaporate.
  • Cooking the rice
    Keep the pot over medium heat and add boiling broth, a little at a time as it is absorbed by the rice. Stir often.
  • Finishing the rice
    After the rice is done cooking, add the butter and grated Parmigiano Reggiano (if the recipe calls for it) and stir to create the creamy texture, typical of risotto. It should be neither too liquid, nor too dry.

Generally, you do not need to wash or rinse rice before cooking. If cold water enters into the grain, it can cause the grain to disintegrate. Whole grain rice is an exception.

The amount of water needed to cook rice depends on the preparation: to cook 100g of rice, you should use a half lt of water; to prepare Risotto, one lt and a half of water or stock for every 400g of rice; while the amount of water decreases for soups, which should be some what liquid or creamy.

Rice continues to cook even after it has been removed from the heat. Therefore it is advised that you serve rice immediately or remember to cook it a little al dente.

When you are cooking with spices, it is best to use fresh ones, although dried spices will work as well. Be sure to pay attention to the quantities that you add, keeping in mind that there are 3 main types of spices:

1) Those that reinforce the flavour of food: onion, garlic, mustard, etc.

2) Those that alter the flavour: nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, black pepper, etc.

3) Those that give aroma: thyme, saffron, bay leaves, parsley, vanilla, rose water, orange water.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place and consume by use-by date.

Delivery Time: If you place your order before 12 (noon), we will deliver your shopping items in the same day. For order after 12 (noon) we will do our best to deliver your shopping as soon as possible, otherwise we guarantee next day delivery.

Typical Values Per 100ml Per Unit  
Energy 1695kJ 8475kJ  
  399kcal 1995kcal  
Fat 0.60g 3g  
of which: saturates 0.0g 0.0g  
Carbohydrate 90.30g 451.5g  
of which: sugars 0g 0g  
Fibre 0g 0.0g  
Protein 8.2g 41g  
Salt 0.00g 0.00g  
*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)