The authentic superfine Carnaroli rice produced by Riserva San Massimo is used in the kitchens of the best chefs, from Carlo Cracco to Andrea Aprea, for its exceptional gastronomic qualities. Thanks to a careful selection process, only the best grains are chosen to guarantee an exceptional hold during cooking and an excellent release of starch to cook fabulous creamy risottos. Riserva San Massimo Carnaroli is also the rice of choice for the MasterChef Italia pantry. Box of 1 kg in protected atmosphere..
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The 500 hectares of Riserva San Massimo, located in a small town near Pavia called Gropello Cairoli, is one of the most interesting natural oasis of the Ticino Park, characterized by a high level of biodiversity.
A natural rotation of agricultural fields, rows of fruit plants, water meadows, and poplar fields is home to many different species of plants, and animals.
The farm promotes a model of eco-compatible development, thus obtaining the blue label “Ticino Park Controlled Production” for its Carnaroli Rice.
This label applies only to those products that are produced using integrated agriculture techniques.
Integrated agriculture, compared to the traditional one, requires a greater planning effort for environmental protection and the use of lower impact agricultural techniques.
Many varieties of rice can be labelled “Carnaroli” such as the Karnak and the Carnise precoce.
At Riserva San Massimo, they plant authentic and controlled Carnaroli seeds to grow Superfine Carnaroli Rice and whole Carnaroli Rice: a full superior quality rice.
They produce only the genuine Carnaroli variety, even if that means less production, higher complexities and costs.
They also grow Rosa Marchetti semi-whole Rice, an ancient, rare and fine Italian rice variety.
The cultivation of Rosa Marchetti rice variety was abandoned by conventional farming because of the low production yield, and the quickly bending stems.
It smells and tastes so unique and different that is instantly recognisable.