Zaccaria Nero Otello Black Rice 500g


Nero Otello Black Rice from the Baraggia of Biella, Italy

Father and son toil long days in the 500 plus acres of rice fields of Biella that produce some of the world’s finest rice for risotto dishes. The mighty Alps to the north deliver fresh spring water through irrigated channels that create an intricate network of gridded rice fields. The Zaccaria family has been harvesting rice for over 150 years, and uses minimal chemicals in the process, preferring the arduous task of weeding by hand to eliminate weeds. It processes its own harvests on site.

The nero otello black grain delivers lots of nuttiness, and is sweeter than brown rice with bitter notes, with a purple hull.  Ideal in soups or served with freshwater fish.