The product

Selenio - Round Grain Rice

Italian rice with a round grain, cultivated in a Protected Area
Country of origin:
Italy - Piedmont
1 kg
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Raw material Italian rice with a round grain, cultivated in Cascina Oschiena, an Ecological Biodiversity Protected Area - Natura 2000, and certified Friend of the Earth
Appearance Selenio rice has very fine round grains, which swell and turn sticky when cooked
Taste Natural, the rice absorbs the aromas easily
Our selection We've selected this rice because of its characteristics and properties during cooking. The rice comes from a sustainable cultivation where integrated production techniques are used in order to guarantee a high quality production and the environment safeguard
Suggestions Similar to Japanese sushi rice, that remains soft after cooking, it is perfect for rice pudding and cakes, soups, timbales and 'supplì'; ideal for all sushi dishes and many asian dishes. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes
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Ingredients Rice from Selenio variety
Weight 1 kg
Packaging Vacuum packed
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Keep away from sunlight
Instructions for use Cooke in 13-15 minutes
Paese di origine ingrediente principale Italy
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 1485 kJ / 350 kcal
Fat: 0,6 g
of which saturates: 0,1 g
Carbohydrate: 78 g
of which sugars: 0,3 g
Protein: 7,4 g
Salt: 0,01 g
Typical value per 100 g
The producer

Cascina Oschiena - Crova (VC) - Piedmont

Why we chose them
Cascina Oschiena is one of the oldest farmsteads in the province of Vercelli, rice has been cultivated here since the XVI century. In 2008 Alice Cerutti, 37year old farmer, took on the commitment of running Cascina Oschiena. Well aware of the centuries-old history of Cascina Oschiena, Alice has carried out deep renovation works while maintaining the ancient buildings with great care and attention: the drying kiln and the silos necessary for modern rice cultivation have been integrated into the traditional architecture while the stables, which once housed carthorses, have become storage for tractors. Alice has chosen a sustainable agriculture approach, creating a system that guarantees the highest quality standards in production and the protection of the Environment, adopting integrated production farming techniques like sowing winter cover crops to increase naturally the fertility and quality of the soil and sowing the entire rice production exclusively in water to enhance biodiversity. In the last years over 5000 trees have been planted and in 2019 Cascina Oschiena Natural Wetlands were created by converting 25 hectares, one fourth of the farmland, from rice cultivation into a Nature Reserve. The aim of this amazing project is the survival and reproduction of amphibians, bees, dragonflies, and butterflies, and the nesting of different species of migratory birds, especially the Blacktailed Godwit, since Cascina Oschiena is the last recorded nesting site in Italy. "Preserving the Environment today is not enough, it is necessary to give back to Nature for a better Future": this is Cascina Oschiena's philosophy
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The recipe

Sushi maki con maionese di riso e verdure

Ingredienti: Riso: 200g riso Selenio, 400ml acqua, sale, 1 carota, 1 vasetto di maionese di riso, 1 vasetto di pomodori essiccati, 1 vasetto di cipolle essiccate al vincotto, sesamo nero tostato, 15ml aceto di mele, 1 cucchiaino zucchero, fogli di alga nori; Salsa: 50ml salsa di soia, 30ml acqua, 1cm zenzero grattugiato Mettete in ammollo il riso in acqua fredda per 20' circa. Portate ad ebollizione l'acqua e salartela, versate il riso, riportate ad ebollizione e cucinate con il coperchio per 20' circa. Controllate se il riso è giunto a cottura. A questo punto, toglietelo dalla pentola e fatelo raffreddare su una placca o vassoio sgranandolo con una forchetta. Spolverate con sesamo nero tostato. Riscaldate l'aceto con lo zucchero e versatelo ancora caldo sul riso, facendo sì che evapori e perda l'acidità eccessiva. Tagliate a giulienne la carota. Stendete l'alga sopra lo stuoino di bambù specifico per avvolgere i maki. Ricoprite con una sottile quantità di riso lasciando uno spazio libero di circa 1cm sul lato superiore. Al centro stendete uno strato leggero di maionese e di carote a giulienne. Stendete al centro i pomodori tagliati a giulienne alternandoli con la cipolla. Avvolgete su se stesso il rotolino e inumidite con un pennello bagnato di acqua il centimetro di alga rimasto libero, facendo sì che il tutto si attacchi e il rotolino non si rompa. Tagliate a fette di circa 2cm di spessore e servite con una salsa composta da acqua, zenzero grattugiato e salsa di soia.
The recipe

Sushi di riso Selenio

Una ricetta ideata per noi da Renato Pasqualato e Giovanna Simionato del food truck La Osteria Chef In Viaggio, con gli ingredienti selezionati dai produttori presenti con noi a Gourmandia - Le Terre Golose del Gastronauta: Sushi di Riso Originario Selenio Cascina Oschiena con asparagi vedi e uovo cotto a bassa temperatura.
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