Carnaroli Rice from Principato di Lucedio
When Napoleon Bonaparte was ceded the Lucedio Estate in 1807, it's hard to imagine he intended to spend the time and effort that its future owner, Count Paolo Cavalli d'Olivola, would spend to grow Italy's finest rice. But when the Count handed the farm over to his daughter Countess Rosetta Clara, her mission was clear.
Considered the superior example of Italian rice, Carnaroli is the preferred rice of Piemontese chefs. Very difficult to grow and with a small yield per stalk, Carnaroli is a labor of love on the Lucedio Estate. The grains plump beautifully, absorbing more liquid than Arborio or Baldo, so if prepared properly, each grain will hold more flavor.