The Rice

A unique rice

in a unique tin

The nutrients of brown rice and the easiness to cook of white rice, Acquerello brings together the best from both rices.

Tenuta Colombara


The tastiest, the richest, the healthiest

  • It’s the richest, because it is aged for at least one year in refrigerated silos. Starch is more stable and flavor enhanced.

  • It’s the tastiest, because it’s the only rice whitened with a helix, a gentle method which leaves the grain intact.

  • It’s the healthiest, because thanks to a patented process the rice germ is absorbed in the grains, giving them all the nutritional values of brown rice.

The ultimate rice

  • Carnaroli


  • Campo

    Complete production chain
    Rice is grown, harvested and packed at Tenuta Colombara

  • Chicchi

    Processing technique
    20 meticolously controlled steps

  • Invecchiamento

    From 1 to 7 years

  • Brevetto

    Germ re-integration
    Through an international patented process

Processing technique

Only the rice grains that pass the 20 processing and selection steps become Acquerello. One of them is the helix, still considered the best method for rice whitening: rice grains rub one against the other, avoiding any damage.


Starch is stabilized, thus the rice grain will release less starch during cooking and will increase liquid absorbtion

gemma riso acquerello



the germ

Germ is the vital part of a rice grain. It contains most of the vitamins and micronutrients of rice. During whitening the germ separates from the rice grain, but thanks to a patented process we are able to restore it within the grain, enhancing its nutritional values.

A dinner for two, with your family or with all of your friends…
there’s an Acquerello for every occasion


Crab Acquerello Risotto

read the recipe