Italian rice cultivation is concentrated in certain areas of the country, although it is consumed in various dishes throughout the Italy. Carnaroli, considered one of the best Italian rices, is grown in the Piedmont region. Its excellent cooking qualities make it ideal for preparing risottos of the finest quality. Although less well-known in the U.S. than Arborio rice, Carnaroli is actually more highly valued by Italian chefs. Try it in place of Arborio the next time you make risotto. You'll be surprised by its super-creaminess and recognize why Carnaroli is known as "The Caviar of Rice."