Vialone Nano is an Italian semifino (medium-grain) rice variety. It is typical of the flat, rice-growing areas of the southern Provincia di Verona (Bassa Veronese, “Veronese lowlands”, Border with Emilia Romagna), in Veneto.
Vialone Nano is a cultivar of the Japonica group of varieties of Oryza sativa.
Similar to the Carnaroli, Vialone Nano is an appreciated risotto rice. While rich in starch (therefore making for creamy risottos), its high amylose content allows it to keep its shape and absorb lots of liquids during cooking.
Riso Nano Vialone IGP
Vialone Nano rice has been grown in Italy since 1937. It was developed by crossing Vialone rice with a variety called Nano because of the plant’s low height.
The processed grain should be of medium size, round in shape and semi-long with pronounced tooth and rounded section. It should appear white in color and display an extended pearlescent core.
Suitable for all types of risotto.