The product

Apollo Rice

An Italian rice with a tapered grain, similar to Basmati
Country of origin:
Italy - Piedmont
1 kg
Minimum order:
1 piece
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Raw material An Italian rice with a tapered grain, similar to Basmati, cultivated in a Protected Area and certified Friend of the Earth
Appearance Apollo rice has a translucent tapered grain which extends during cooking and does not easily overcook; it represents the Italian alternative to Basmati and Jasmine
Taste Aromatic rice, famous for its fragrance
Curiosity Apollo rice is obtained by crossing an Italian rice and an Asian aromatic rice; low-fat, it is a healthy and easily digestible food
Our selection Apollo represents the Italian alternative to the exotic rices known as Basmati and Jasmine. This rice is the combination between the visive and nutritional properties of the white rice and an unique aroma. Integrated production techniques are used in order to guarantee a high quality production and the environment safeguard. We find in the rice the same attention that Alice Cerutti puts during its the cultivation: Cascina Oschiena has obtained the EU recognition of Special Protection Area and since 2018 has become "Natural Oasis" thanks the convertion of 25 hectares previously dedicated to the cultivation of rice to the creation of an oasis for the protection of biodiversity.
Suggestions It is famous for its fragrance and it is an excellent accompaniment to meat and fish dishes, whether spicy or delicate; it is even worth trying on its own, with a little extra-virgin olive oil or some vegetables. Cooking time: 12-14 minutes
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Ingredients Rice of Apollo Variety
Weight 1 kg
Packaging Vacuum packed
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Keep away from sunlight
Paese di origine ingrediente principale Italy
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 1376 kJ / 324 kcal
Fat: 0,4 g
of which saturates: 0,1 g
Carbohydrate: 72,9 g
of which sugars: 0,3 g
Protein: 6,7 g
Salt: 0,01 g
Typical value per 100 g
The producer

Cascina Oschiena - Crova (VC) - Piedmont

Why we chose them
The Oschiena Farmstead is one of the oldest in the province of Vercelli, and was part of the estate of the Abbey of St. Stephen of Vercelli from the 14th century up to the end of the 1700s. Since 2008 Cascina Oschiena is run by Alice Cerutti, 32 years old, an agricultural entrepreneur with a degree in Business Studies, vicepresident of the European Council of Young Farmers. Over the years, extensive renovation work has been carried out, while maintaining the essence and character of the original structures. With great care and attention, all the old buildings have been maintained: the drying kiln and the silos necessary for modern rice cultivation have been seamlessly integrated into the traditional architecture. In 2012 photovoltaic panels were installed to reduce energy consumption from non-renewable sources, making the farm more ecologically sustainable. Alice participates in a project called Ecorice, aimed to protect the environment and encourage biodiversity by recreating ancient rural landscapes. The land occupied by the farm is part of the "Vercelli Rice Fields" Special Protected Area. Rice is coltiveted in accordance with the guidelines of Piedmont region and EU regarding controls on the use of fertilisers and pesticides.
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