taste the flavors of maremma

Introducing Tenuta San Carlo’s Natural Rice

from our land to your plate

When you try our rice, you can taste the flavors of Maremma.

Located in the floodplain of the Ombrone River, our farm is immersed in Tuscany’s most natural and uncontaminated landscapes.

To produce the highest quality rice, we listen to the land and work with nature – instead of against it.

From the preparation of the land, to the selection of seed and the timing of the harvest, we follow a sustainability ethic and pay close attention to detail at every step in the process.

The result is a rice that is natural and refined, from our land to your plate.

— Ariane Lotti

ALL RICE IS NATURALLY GROWN AND STONE PROCESSED TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY

how we grow our rice

The way we farm reflects the environment that surrounds us.

We follow nature’s lead to grow food that we feel good about eating with our family, friends, and community.

In October 2015, we started the multi-year transition to certified organic production.

We follow strict organic regulations and do not use chemical herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides to grow our rice.

Instead, we start preparing the fields months before planting to naturally fend off weeds and other potential obstacles to a healthy harvest. We use cover crops and crop rotation to improve soil quality and fertility.

how we process our rice

We process our rice with the same attention to detail that we apply to production.

It took considerable time and effort to find a rice processing facility that held to our sustainable farming principles and high quality standards. Our search led us to partner with the Riseria Rizzotti of Novara.

Rizzotti uses an artisanal stone processing method, perfected over many years. This process results in whole and uniform rice kernels that maintain their quality during cooking.

ITALIAN RICE GROWN ACCORDING TO STRICT STANDARDS DURING OUR TRANSITION TO ORGANIC

how to cook our rice

We grow “Archimedes” rice, an Italian variety recognized for its versatility that grows well in our soils.

Our rice is available as white or brown rice, and due to its size, kernel hardness, and starch content, it can be used for a variety of dishes – including risotto, rice salads, and soups.

Our white rice is ideal for cooking risotto. For the best quality risotto, and to ensure that the rice maintains the right consistency, it is important to toast or sautée the rice before adding liquid. Our white rice cooks in approximately 15-17 minutes.

To prepare our brown rice, you simply use two parts water to every part of rice that you cook. It cooks in approximately 25-30 minutes.

where to buy our rice

Currently, Tenuta San Carlo’s rice is only available on the farm or at select specialty food shops in Tuscany:

If you are interested in Tenuta San Carlo’s artisanal rice for your store or restaurant, please fill our the form below:

ALL RICE IS NATURALLY GROWN AND STONE PROCESSED TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY

how we grow our rice

The way we farm reflects the environment that surrounds us.

We follow nature’s lead to grow food that we feel good about eating with our family, friends, and community.

In October 2015, we started the multi-year transition to certified organic production.

We follow strict organic regulations and do not use chemical herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides to grow our rice.

Instead, we start preparing the fields months before planting to naturally fend off weeds and other potential obstacles to a healthy harvest. We use cover crops and crop rotation to improve soil quality and fertility.

how we process our rice

We process our rice with the same attention to detail that we apply to production.

It took considerable time and effort to find a rice processing facility that held to our sustainable farming principles and high quality standards. Our search led us to partner with the Riseria Rizzotti of Novara.

Rizzotti uses an artisanal stone processing method, perfected over many years. This process results in whole and uniform rice kernels that maintain their quality during cooking.

ITALIAN RICE GROWN ACCORDING TO STRICT STANDARDS DURING OUR TRANSITION TO ORGANIC

how to cook our rice

We grow “Archimedes” rice, an Italian variety recognized for its versatility that grows well in our soils.

Our rice is available as white or brown rice, and due to its size, kernel hardness, and starch content, it can be used for a variety of dishes – including risotto, rice salads, and soups.

Our white rice is ideal for cooking risotto. For the best quality risotto, and to ensure that the rice maintains the right consistency, it is important to toast or sautée the rice before adding liquid. Our white rice cooks in approximately 15-17 minutes.

To prepare our brown rice, you simply use two parts water to every part of rice that you cook. It cooks in approximately 25-30 minutes.

where to buy our rice

Currently, Tenuta San Carlo’s rice is only available on the farm or at select specialty food shops in Tuscany:

If you are interested in Tenuta San Carlo’s artisanal rice for your store or restaurant, please contact us.

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