Carnaroli rice was created in 1945 by mixing Vialone rice and Lencino rice, the latter having not a small, rather a lengthened grain like the former. Concerning quality, Carnaroli can be considered the best type of rice and it somehow represents excellence among all of the Italian types. Starch from Carnaroli rice is the richest in amylose, a substance which helps keep the grain firm and always ‘al dente’. Its incomparable feature is mainly the excellent capability of absorbing aromas and condiments and releasing starch while being cooked, in order to blend and intensify the tastes of different foods. Therefore, it is suitable also for preparing rich and tasty salads and timballi. Cooking time: 15-16 minutes.