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Venus Black Aromatic Rice - 1kg

Venus Black Aromatic Rice - 1kg

Cascina Oschiena

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A very successful union between West and East: Venere rice is born from the encounter between an Asian variety and an Italian one which has given life to one of the most interesting rices from an organoleptic and nutritional point of view. However, Cascina Oschiena is still a step forward: Alice grows rice in a protected biodiversity environment and is one of the very few rice farmers to work with certified seeds. The black Venus grains are rounded and have a natural ebony colour, due to the high content of anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants, and contain a much higher percentage of fibers and mineral salts than those of white rice. During cooking, the Venus releases an irresistible aroma of popcorn and freshly baked bread and its dense and crunchy texture is the premise of an equally dense and rich taste, with hints of corn and dried fruit. Venus rice lends itself to the most diverse preparations, from risotto to salads, and is perfect in combination with fish and white meats.

Cooking time: 35-40 minutes
Ingredients: Venere rice

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In the centuries-old family farmhouse, since 2008 Alice has been at the helm of a project that aims to enhance and safeguard the area in which she operates, all while cultivating and producing spectacular rice, some with exotic references such as Venere Integrale, and others with names better known, but with something extra: the Carnaroli and the Arborio of Cascina Oschiena boast the Classic appellation, a wording reserved only for some historical Italian rice varieties and which guarantees that the rice contained inside the package is 100% of the declared variety. Yes, not all the vaunted Carnaroli and Arborio really are! Cascina Oschiena is a brilliant example of how producing food of the highest quality and doing it sustainably are two sides of the same coin. Laughter is the point of arrival, but Alice's overall vision was decidedly broader. His idea of ​​avant-garde rice cultivation has been harmoniously declined inside the original architecture of the farmhouse. An efficient space, where you can breathe the history of the place, where waste has been reduced to the bone and where people actively work with and for the environment. Any numbers? In the last twelve years, over 5,000 plants have been planted, and more than 25 hectares of rice fields (a quarter of the company's area) have been converted into a natural oasis, protecting biodiversity and repopulating it with its fauna. As happened with the Royal Godwit, a rare traveling bird that has resumed nesting in the rice fields, which has become an unusual mascot and company logo in its own right. A good rice is much more than a rice that keeps cooking, it is also and above all this.

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