Rice brands for italian recipes
Rice brands often take a back seat to the prominence of pasta in the popular imagination, but it is a little known fact that Italian rice brands are some of the finest to be found in the world.
Most Italian rice production is located in the northern part of the country in the regions of Piemonte and Lombardy, where the crop is grown on the wide, flat plain of the Po river valley. This region can literally be referred to as Europe’s “rice-basket”. Italy is the EU’s largest producer, and it also accounts for approximately two-thirds of total amounts consumed across the continent.
Rice is commonly used for different types of risotto, divine slow-cooked recipes that originate in the important rice producing areas of the peninsula, and fresh summer dishes are common, making it a year-long affair.
Local brands are organized incredibly well to meet this demand, setting aside the majority of the harvest for export and international distribution. Now through GIFT these producers have another opportunity to reach further, bringing this excellence to more tables throughout the globe.