Fontana Formiello Venere Risotto rice is a whole grain black rice. It is grown in the province of Vercelli, Piedmont. It is very nutritious and has a nutty, aromatic flavor and a firm, slightly tough structure. Once cooked, the color changes light from shiny ebony black to a rich, deep violet color. It’s great for rice salads and seafood risottos. For a super easy recipe, why not use our seafood salad into your risotto.