Alessi Risotto, Premium 6.5 oz
Italy is Europe's largest producer of rice. The wetlands and cool temperatures of the Lombardi region harbor the ideal conditions for lush rice fields. Resourceful Italians combined rice with many other items common to their area and developed a dish they lay claim to. It is known as risotto. Rich, creamy risotto is one of Northern Italy's gastronomic delights. The key ingredient in authentic risotto is the short, thick grained rice known as Arborio. This rice is the perfect grain for risotto because its texture and cooking properties allow it to retain firmness throughout preparation. Risotto should always be prepared al dente which means tender yet firm to the bite. Alessi Risotto Cacio e Pepe delivers a spoon full of flavor with every bite. The rich, creamy risotto serves well as a compliment to most meals, especially chicken, beef or pork. Hailing from the area of Rome, and literally translated in dialect, this cheese (Cacio) and pepper (Pepe) mix well with arborio to create a blend of flavors inspired by Italy itself.