Our rice is born in ZIbido S. Giacomo, a small town in the Po Valley, halfway between Milan and Pavia, a splendid land for the richness of the soil and the harmony of the landscape; there are symmetrical rows of trees, green meadows and canals, where the gray herons are found. The farmhouse dates back to 1400, it was built before the Naviglio Pavese, it has mills with which the rice was piled and the flour was ground.
During the war they were used to produce electricity. At that time rice was already being cultivated, the landscape gradually began to change, poplars were planted to obtain wood and paper; later it came back to the rice, naturally with the famous rice weeders, which between May and June sowed, transplanted and carried out the weeding of the weeds, which choked the newborn seedling.
Years go by, everything is mechanized and after the war there is a real green revolution, thanks to the joint use of modern agricultural machinery. Today we grow several varieties of rice including the “carnaroli”, which is famous for risotto, because its starch is rich in amylose, a substance that helps to make the grain consistent.
The rice history is largest and longest almost as much as the world..