Principato di Lucedio is a rare example of single-estate rice; they grow, harvest, and pack all their own product, husking the rice only when orders are received to ensure utmost freshness. Each and every grain is handled with the same level of care throughout the entire process, resulting in the best possible quality. Their arborio is a superfino classified rice, named after the nearby commune of Arborio in the province of Vercelli. The rice kernels are shorter than Carnaroli, with a uniform opaque creamy color and a solid white center. Arborio has a high starch content that is released slowly in the cooking process, creating a lush blanket of creamy starch that coats each kernel.