This type of short pasta, which has spiral grooves on the surface, is often combined with vegetable-based condiments or is used to make the "pasta alla Carbonara" with crispy bacon and pecorino cheese, in alternative to Spaghetti. It also combines very well with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Salsiccia" white sauce and "ai funghi Porcini" white ragù. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Mezzemaniche 500 g
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Cylinder-shaped, this short pasta is widely used especially during summertime, combined with seafood-based sauces or with scampi and courgettes. It combines very well also with several sauces like Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Bolognese", "alla Salsiccia", "alle Olive" and "Pomodoro e Basilico”. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
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Originally from South-central Italy, this oval-shaped and slightly curled type of artisan pasta is widely used in several traditional recipes. For instance, during the Palio festivity in Siena, Rustichella d’Abruzzo Cencioni are cooked with Pecorino cheese fondue, cherry tomatoes and rocket and served as prize for the winner. The Mediterranean variations of this recipe include the use of tomatoes, anchovies, capers and salted ricotta cheese, or sheep’s ricotta cheese, Calabrian sausage, tomato puree and Tropea onion. We recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato sauce and basil for the lovers of simple tastes. Cooking time: 20-22 minutes.
Similar to thicker Spaghetti, they take their name from the characteristic central hole. It combines well with full-bodied sauces such as "Amatriciana" (made with pork or bacon and tomato), "Carbonara" and "Cacio e Pepe", without disdaining a fish-based condiment such as sardines and mussels, typical Sicilian dishes. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Abruzzo, this diamond-shaped type of artisan pasta is perfect for one of the typical dishes of this region, the "pasta and beans" (or chickpeas) or it can be accompanied with a chicken or vegetable broth. Also we recommend to try the taccozzette "Mare e Monti" with vegetables, Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Pescatora" sauce and extra virgin olive oil Intosso. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Sardinia, this 2 cm long striped shell-shaped pasta is the most used one when it comes to important events like historical commemorations, village celebrations, festivals and weddings. The simplicity of this pasta, deriving from the dough made with the best durum wheat semolina and water, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, matches a wide range of condiments. The classic recipe is “alla Campinadese”, which is prepared with a condiment based on Sardinia’s sausage ragù, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with chopped onion, tomato, saffron threads and grated Sardinia’s cheese. There are also several vegetable-based condiments to be combined with, such as the classic “broccoli and sausage” and a delicate pesto with spinach, almonds, Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
The latest product in gastronomy that enriches the already wide range of Rustichella. From now on, the consumers will be able to taste an excellent dish of Spaghetti in a very short time! With RAPIDA Pasta, we bring all the tastiness of an artisan pasta to your table in just 90 seconds! High quality semolina, bronze dies and slow drying process at low temperature make 90 Seconds Spaghetti suitable also for those who are not familiar with cooking: it is EASY, FAST and obviously GOOD! The packaging has an innovative “futuristic” appearance, telling consumers that Rustichella wants to break the misconception that Spaghetti is a slow product that does not fit the frenetic rhythms of everyday life. The innovation of “RAPIDA 90 Seconds Spaghetti” is the very thin (and patented) bronze die in the form of the letter “C”. The result is an excellent product with a very short cooking time, just 90 seconds! It has received a number of international awards, such as the “Global Competence in Food” Award at 2015 Anuga food show (one of the most important F&B events in the world) as Best Packaging, and “Fabi AWARD” at 2016 National Restaurant Association in Chicago.
From the far east, land of ancient medicinal culture, the union between the two most common and precious plants that arrived in the West create the perfect mix of vitamins and antioxidants. With a fresh and sparkling flavor, the spaghetti with matcha and ginseng will make you discover in a new way of tasting and conceiving pasta.
With a triangular section, Traghetti is a type of pasta made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature. It combines very well with white seafood-based condiments or with a homemade ragu. We also recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and “Bianco alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
A type of pasta made with durum wheat semolina and high quality water, similar to Tagliatelle but with a higher thickness and with a line carved on the surface that allows better absorption of the sauce, it goes well with red meat sauces such as wild boar, with mushrooms or just with fresh tomatoes and basil. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Originally from Sardinia, the making process of this type of artisan pasta consists of rubbing durum wheat semolina in a big ceramic bowl where a mixture of water and saffron is squirted into (which gives the wonderful intense yellow colour) and then small irregular balls are made by hand and toasted in an oven. The traditional recipe is Fregola Sarda with clams, or cooked as risotto with seafood and lemon zest, or with turnip greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Another good recipe is Fregola Sarda with roasted courgettes, cherry tomatoes and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or the one by the starred chef William Zonfa, who usually cooks this type of pasta with fresh sausage, blueberry and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Asia Minor (Persia and Afghanistan), pomegranate (Latin name “Punica granatum”) and its fruits were brought in Europe by Phoenician merchants. Italian word derives from “mela” (apple), for its shape and colour, and “grana” (grain), for the consistency of its internal seeds, very similar to corn. It is one of the main subjects in many stories and legends, and it was a sacred plant to Juno and Venus in ancient Greece. In ancient Rome, brides used to put pomegranate branches in their hair, symbol of fertility and richness. It was very widely represented in works of art and culture during the Renaissance, main subject in the works of Caravaggio. Nowadays, this fruit is used to make Italian and European dishes simply unique! Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Originally from Liguria, this type of artisan pasta is traditionally served with pesto, seasonal green beans and potatoes, or with cherry tomatoes, courgettes and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, or with ham and asparagus. It matches also Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato and basil sauce or “alla Genovese”. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Dragon fruit and Currant a combination that recalls intensity and decision. With a rosy color, this spaghetti is perfect for dishes full of energy because it is rich in minerals and vitamins. Moreover, thanks to the roughness of the artisan spaghetti that manages to capture every single flavor, it will make every seasoning its own.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Riccioli all’Uovo has the perfect shape to satisfy all the palates, even the most demanding ones. Thin, rough and porous “curls” of egg dough that collect the condiment on the inside. Try Riccioli in the ‘mari e monti’ version, with seafood, chickpeas and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also try it with one of our sauces, such as ‘alla Norma’ or ‘all’Ortolana’. Cooking time: 9 minutes.
Originally from Bologna, these simple durum wheat semolina skeins (bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature), are made without eggs to satisfy also those who have specific intolerances. The sauce par excellence is "Boscaiola" but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Genovese", the "Ragù bianco ai Funghi Porcini" and "alla Salsiccia" sauces. Cooking time: 5 minutes.