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Acquerello

Rice, a common ingredient in every diet around the world, could seem far too ordinary and banal. Quite on the contrary, the company Acquerello produces a one-of-a-kind rice variety. Acquerello rice can be described as being both white rice and whole-grain rice at the same time, since it combines the white rice ease of cooking and the nutrition benefits of whole-grain rice: a winning combination to obtain the perfect rice.

The Colombara estate, headquarters of the Acquerello company, is where the magic happens. In this ancient hostel for wayfarers, rice cultivation started in 1400. This estate is indeed located in the Vercelli plain, in Piedmont, which is historically devoted to rice cultivation. Huge water pools are scattered around the area in which the typical rice field fauna lives: frogs, herons, dragonflies etc. Respecting this delicate ecosystem and its fauna is paramount for the production of high-quality rice; environment protection has always been a top priority of the Acquerello company.
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Acquerello rice is unique, because its manufacturing process entails as many as twenty steps; one of such steps involves a processing helix which allows to make white rice by rubbing grains one against the other, thus avoiding breakage. Rough rice ages for at least one year in refrigerated silos at a constant temperature below 15 °C. This allows stabilising starch, meaning that rice grains will release less starch during cooking and will thus increase their liquid absorption capacity. 1% of rice production is left to age for 7 years, culminating in the production of a refined rice to suit the most demanding palates. Acquerello rice is a synonym of innovation and technology. The germ - i.e. the part of the rice grain where most of the nutrients and vitamins are packed, separates from the grain during processing; thanks to a patented process, it is then re-integrated into the grain, allowing maintaining the properties of whole-grain rice in white rice, too. That’s why Acquerello rice is more nutritious, healthier and tastier.

 

Acquerello Rice - 250/500/1000g tin

Acquerello Rice - 250/500/1000g tin

€ 3,90

Acquerello

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Acquerello Rice is truly one of a kind thanks to its nutritional proprieties and its fantastic ability to retain firmness when cooked. Since the rice ages for at least one year in silos with a controlled temperature of 15°C, the starch remains completely locked inside each grain and is not released when cooked. That’s why if you use the Acquerello rice to prepare a risotto, you may skip the toasting step. Furthermore, thanks to a unique patented process, the germ is reabsorbed into the grain, so as to preserve the nutritional properties of whole-grain rice, while providing at the same time the sensory qualities of white rice. ​​​​​​​ What is Acquerello rice cooking time? Acquerello rice cooks in only 10 minutes and needs 5/6 minutes to rest. Per 250g of rice (ideal for 3 people) you need 750ml of boiling water or broth. You only need to pour the rice when the water comes to a boil, mix and take it off the heat after ten minutes. Add oil/butter, salt and, if you want, some cheese, and then let rest for 5 minutes to allow the rice to absorb the remaining liquid. You can use the Acquerello rice for risotto, timbale or any other recipe. ​​​​​​​ We like to cook it with: Saffron Cheese Casentino Grey pork sausages

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