Vialone Nano is a type of rice with a Protected Geographical Indication, originally from the “bassa veronese” area, whose main feature is to be cultivated in irrigated areas with pure resurgence water, representing the pride and passion of the Po Valley. Among the types of rice made by hybridisation, this is the most ancient one, almost considered as the ancestor of Italian rice. Its grain is round and medium in length, about 5/6 mm, most suitable for preparing refined risotti thanks to its high resistance in cooking and extraordinary capability to absorb the condiments. Extremely versatile, it is recommended also for preparing vegetable soups, broths, rice croquettes or arancini (rice balls). Cooking time: 14-16 minutes.