short , thick grain and is said to be recently derived from Arborio. Baldo Rice is commonly grown in Piemonte and some is exported to the United States. A good producer of Baldo Rice is Principato di Lucedio from the town of Trino. Many chefs like this variety of rice because it cooks quicker than all others. The farm called "Principato di Lucedio” rises in Trino, near Vercelli in the Piemonte region of northern Italy. It is located at the site of the Abbey of Lucedio where Cistercian monks introduced the cultivation of rice in the 15th century. Baldo Rice is also called Riso Baldo.