Alessi with Cheese and Broccolini Risotto, 8 Oz (Pack of 6)
Premium. Italy is Europe's largest producer of rice. The wetlands and cool temperatures of the Lombardi region harbor the ideal conditions for lush rice fields. Resourceful Italians combined rice with many other items common to their area and developed a dish they lay claim to. It is known as risotto. Rich, creamy risotto is one of Northern Italy's gastronomic delights. The key ingredient in authentic risotto is the short, thick grained rice known as Arborio. This rice is the perfect grain for risotto because its texture and cooking properties allow it to retain firmness throughout preparation. Risotto should always be prepared al dente, which means tender yet firm to the bite. Alessi Risotto con Broccolini delivers a spoon full of flavor with every bite. The rich, creamy risotto serves well as a compliment to most meals, especially chicken or pork. The broccoli and cheese mix well with the risotto to create a blend of flavors inspired by Italy itself. Try our other authentic risottos and Buon Appetito! www.alessifoods.com.