Vialone Nano is the preferred risotto rice of the Veneto region and has a unique culinary performance for risotto. The flavour is delicately herbaceous and clean. Cooking time is normally 14 to 15 minutes for ‘al dente’. Use this rice with meat and vegetable based risotto.
Ferron Vialone Nano semi-fino rice is a thick, short oval-shaped grain which is unpolished. It is also known as Dwarf Vialone, as the word “nano” translates to dwarf and refers to the size of the grain.
Vialone Nano is typically produced in Isola della Scala in the Veneto region of Italy. The cultivation of this species is a masterpiece of Italian rice-growing that takes advantage of the pure spring waters which flow in the canals that stretch across the fertile land of the Veronese valley. The canals are also home to live carp that provide natural pest control eliminating the need for pesticides.
Ferron rice is organic and there is no use of pesticides or herbicides. In accordance with traditional farming practices, fields are routinely left fallow. In non-planting years, corn and medicinal herbs are cultivated to replenish the soil with nutrients.