Vialone Nano rice


Hailing from the province of Padua in the Veneto, this semi whole grain rice is grown and processed according to a centuries-long artisanal tradition. There are no shortcuts with this outstanding product. Not just is it completely free of pesticides, but the rice is also left to mature in the husk for 22 months. That way, the grain absorbs all the precious oils and vitamins, making for its stunningly intense taste. 

Thanks to the low-intervention processing, the Vialone Nano Semintegrale retains the best characteristics of whole grain rice: aroma, intensity, high fiber content. However, it cooks much faster than actual whole grain rice and can absorb up to three times its own volume of liquid. DeTacchi recommends it especially for risotto with mushrooms or vegetables, as well as in soups or homemade sushi. And who are we to argue with tradition?

500g paket


(€12.00 per 1kg)

On the sprawling fields of the Azienda Agricola DeTacchi, Francesco deTacchi and his family grow just about the best rice and corn you’ll find North of the river Po. The area around Grumolo delle Abbadesse, home to the Azienda, was recently designated a historic production site by the Slow Food Association, and for good reason, too. After all, the history of rice farming here dates back to the 16th century. So it is just as well that DeTacchi honour the time-honoured methods of cultivation and processing. For example, the company still uses the old barchesse, in whose paved courtyard – the selese – rice sheathes were collected and laid out to dry centuries ago. In the interest of excellent taste, DeTacchi nonetheless doesn’t shun modern technology: “Our rice might be hulled with an 18th century mill, but then we run  it through a state-of-the-art selection machine. In this way, we preserve local history and guarantee quality at the same time.”