Il Riso Beretta Arborio Italian Rice is a gourmet food product of Arborio & Carnaroli rice compay, in Italy. The soil where Arborio Italian rice comes from is most suitable for natural ripening. This rice does not contain any broken chalky, or stained grains. It cooks uniformly and blends excellently with the various condiments gourmets desire. This rice variety is most often preferred for risotto. Il Riso Beretta has always produced the absolute quality rice available. Their years of experience and dedication to the most modern technology has helped husk and select only the grains of rice perfect for ripening and drying, while keeping all of the nutritional properties of the rice intact.