Preparing authentic rice requires a special rice grown in the Po Valley of Northern Italy. Every grain of rice is so luxuriously in taste and texture that we call it Riso Principe - The Princes Rice. Riso Principe is available in two varieties - Arborio and Carnaroli, Arborio being a larger grain and Carnaroli being a shorter grain.
Belgioioso is a town in the Province of Pavia, region of Lombardy (northern Italy) and the home to Riso Principe since 1910. It is here where the beauty of the countryside allows the production of authentic and outstanding Italian rice. Italian rice cultivation is concentrated here in the Po Valley and the Italian varieties grown are the most original, Arborio and Carnaroli.