Pasta & Rice
New Arrival - Acquerello Carnaroli rice - Carnaroli has been grown at Tenuta Colombara since 1935. The aging process of the grains and the infusion of melt water from the Alps gives a more intense flavour than other risotto rice, while retaining a firm texture throughout the cooking process. The unhulled grains are aged for one year in Colombara’s temperature controlled silos allowing the proteins in the rice to mature, giving it a unique capacity to absorb more stock. Allowing the rice to breathe optimises its qualities and characteristics while aging renders the starch, proteins and vitamins less water-soluble, improving the consistency of the grains and enabling them to absorb more cooking liquid. When cooked, the grains become bigger, firmer, do not stick together, and have much better flavour. Acquerello rice is favoured by top chefs such as Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck, Alain Ducasse and Paul Bocuse. Certified Organic and Kosher.