Fontana FORMIELLO Black Risotto Rice is highly nutritious with a nutty, aromatic flavor.
It has a firm, slightly chewy texture.
Once cooked, the colour shifts from glossy ebony black to rich deep violet.
Nero risotto rice is ideal for rice salads, soups and seafood risotto.
Farmers in Italy’s Piedmont region grow Fontana FORMIELLO Black Risotto Rice.
Packed under-vacuum in plastic bag and paperboard pack.
Good to know: Black rice, also called “forbidden rice,” had its origin in China. It was exclusively reserved for the Emperor and his court.
Nero is a variety that shares this rich history.
During the 1990s, breeders crossed an Asian black rice variety with Italian Padano rice, resulting in the creation of Nero.