Vialone Nano rice has short and fat grains compared to the longer and thinner carnaroli grains. This is often preferred to make a more creamy or ?soupy? style of risotto. To get the perfect velvety consistency with the rice while still retraining some bite, "al dente", you need nothing more than the best rice milled in the very best way. Vacuum packed to maintain freshness. Certified gluten free.