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"), 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 Veronese IGP
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.
Area of production
Cultivation and processing of Nano Vialone Veronese IGP is conducted exclusively in the territory of the following 24 municipalities, all within the Provincia di Verona:
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