Carnaroli rice has elongated grains and a small central pearl in the middle. It has a low-starch loss and high-absorption capacity. Perfect for cooking smooth, creamy risotto dishes. Italians love Carnaroli because of its high Amylose content (a component of starch) which results in creamier, more velvety risottos. Carnaroli is a staple of the Northern Italian pantry, risottos and rice based soups and are a great way to highlight whatever is in season!Â The king of Italian rice, ideal for risottos.