Carnaroli Rice

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Carnaroli Rice for risotto

Carnaroli rice: Carnaroli rice, like arborio rice, is grown in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of northwest Italy. A short grain, plump Italian white rice, Carnaroli is considered one of the best rices to use in risotto. Carnaroli has a larger grain than the other Italian white rice varieties, but still cooks to a creamy texture with a firm body. Widely considered the finest of the risottos rice varieties, carnaroli has been nicknamed "the caviar of rice". It is slightly more sensitive with regard to cooking time and can absorb large amounts of liquid, but carnaroli's creamy texture and improved flavor keep it a favorite for chefs everywhere risotto is popular.

Carnaroli rice is usually more expensive than other Italian rices. It is more difficult to grow and harvest, the plants break easily, are more disease prone, and the grains of rice break more during processing. The quality or variety of short grained Italian rice may not be as important in risotto as the cooking technique. Carnaroli is more forgiving when cooked, it absorbs more liquid and seems to reach the creamy al dente texture easily.

 

    Carnaroli Rice Facts:
  • Carnaroli is a plump, short grained Italian white rice
  • Carnaroli is known as the "Caviar of rice"
  • It is the rice of choice in Italy for risotto
  • It is grown in northwest Italy
  • Carnaroli has a larger grain than the other Italian white rice varieties
  • It contains mre starch than most other rice varieties
  • Carnaroli, arborio, and Vialone Nano are rices suitable for risotto recipes
Nutritional data per 100g:

  • Alanine - 0.395 g
  • Arginine - 0.568 g
  • Ash - 0.49 g
  • Aspartic acid - 0.640 g
  • Calcium, Ca - 11 mg
  • Carbohydrate, by difference - 81.68 g
  • Copper, Cu - 0.171 mg
  • Cystine - 0.140 g
  • Energy - 1548 kj
  • Energy - 370 kcal
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated - 0.200 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated - 0.198 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated - 0.111 g
  • Fiber, total dietary - 2.8 g
  • Folate, DFE - 7 mcg_DFE
  • Folate, food - 7 mcg
  • Folate, total - 7 mcg
  • Glutamic acid - 1.328 g
  • Glycine - 0.310 g
  • Histidine - 0.160 g
  • Iron, Fe - 1.60 mg
  • Isoleucine - 0.294 g
  • Leucine - 0.563 g
  • Lysine - 0.246 g
  • Magnesium, Mg - 23 mg
  • Manganese, Mn - 0.974 mg
  • Methionine - 0.160 g
  • Niacin - 2.145 mg
  • Pantothenic acid - 0.824 mg
  • Phenylalanine - 0.364 g
  • Phosphorus, P - 71 mg
  • Potassium, K - 77 mg
  • Proline - 0.321 g
  • Protein - 6.81 g
  • Riboflavin - 0.055 mg
  • Selenium, Se - 15.1 mcg
  • Serine - 0.358 g
  • Sodium, Na - 7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.180 mg
  • Threonine - 0.244 g
  • Total lipid (fat) - 0.55 g
  • Tryptophan - 0.079 g
  • Tyrosine - 0.228 g
  • Valine - 0.416 g
  • Vitamin B-6 - 0.107 mg
  • Water - 10.46 g
  • Zinc, Zn - 1.20 mg
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