The fagiolo Tondino of Abruzzo (round bean) was historically cultivated in Tavo and Nora valleys, once full of mills. Rustichella d’Abruzzo wants to propose again this ancient legume with PrimoGrano line, created in order to enhance the typical products of Abruzzo tradition in the Vestina area. The Tondino bean, harvested and selected by hand, is a top quality product strictly linked to the land of Abruzzo, with its unique and delicate taste. It is often used to prepare rustic soups and was consumed in the past as alternative to meat. For this reason, countless recipes with this ancient legume have been handed down from mother to daughter throughout the years.
Rigatoncini 500 g
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Rigatoni with reduced size, it is used especially with seafood-based condiments for fresh and light meals, or with broccoli and sausage. It matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo "Bolognese" and "alla Salsiccia" sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
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Pici is a kind of pasta that looks like larger Spaghetti and represents one of the recent new items out of the line Formati Regionali of Rustichella d’Abruzzo. The classic condiment is aglione, a tomato sauce with a particular type of garlic cultivated only in Sarteano (Siena) and its surroundings. However, this pasta can be combined also with livers sauce or with sautéed breadcrumbs in olive oil. Condiments like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and the amazing “Tartufata” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 20-22 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 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 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
Historical testimonies prove that Tagliolini is originally from Piedmont and Molise. Thanks to its thin diameter and short cooking time, Egg Nests are used to make traditional recipes with a gourmet touch, but also combined with full-bodied sauces. The intense smell of fresh eggs and durum wheat semolina will conquer you from the very beginning, when opening the packaging, and will inspire you. The most famous recipe is Nests with Porcini mushrooms and Alba black Truffle slivers, with a bit of Abruzzo pecorino cheese and a Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We recommend it also with some of our sauces, such as ‘Ragù bianco’ or ‘bianco alla Salsiccia’. Cooking time: 2-3 minutes.
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.
One of the most well-known and worldwide sold types of short pasta, they are traditionally combined with Rustichella d'Abruzzo “Arrabbiata” or "Amatriciana" sauce or with a fresh and light condiment made with tuna, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Valtellina, Pizzoccheri is very similar to Tagliatelle with a length of 7 cm and a thickness of 1 cm. It is made with 2/3 of the best buckwheat semolina and 1/3 of wheat semolina, following the traditional ancient recipe that allows it to have the typical dark grey colour. According to the traditional recipe is “alla Valtellinese”, a condiment with Savoy cabbage, sliced potatoes, cheese, butter, garlic and salvia. It combines well also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “sugo Bianco alla Salsiccia” and “Tartufata” sauces. Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Originally from Sicily, this small ring-shaped type of artisan pasta is usually served as Timballo alla Palermitana (one of the traditional Sicilian dishes), or in a chicken broth, or with butter and cheese. According to the tradition of the Abruzzo region, Anelletti pasta is cooked “alla Mugnaia” with Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano “Pomodoro a pera” tomato puree, goat’s ricotta cheese, eggplants, courgettes, peppers and Farindola Pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 12-14 minutes.
One of the most well-known and worldwide sold shapes of short pasta, it is traditionally combined with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Arrabbiata", "Amatriciana" or "Norma" sauces or with a fresh and light condiment made with tuna, mozzarella and tomatoes or with scampi and zucchini. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
This triangular Penna is one of the most required types of pasta out of the line Formati Regionali, with its futuristic shape and innovative design. Chef Marco Mazzone from Sciapò Street and Restaurant of Trastevere in Rome (awarded bronze medal at the Campionati Italiani di Cucina 2017 in the team Roma) usually cooks Rustichella Trenne with stir-fried Roman artichokes, Roman Pecorino cheese, Accumuli’s crispy cheek lard and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Its good resistance in cooking, aesthetics and presentation when served allow this type of pasta to be very well-appreciated by many chefs. Recommended also with Rustichella “ragù all Genovese” with a little bit of grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cooking time: 10-13 minutes.
Half-cylinder-shaped, this short pasta is ideal mainly in legume-based soups, vegetable soups, or the traditional recipe "Cacio e Uova". It also matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo "pesto alla Genovese" or "crema ai Carciofi" sauces with the addition of almonds. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Curious, original, “shell-shaped” pasta, this type is particularly suitable for collecting the sauce in its interior. Perfect both with vegetables for a cold summer dish and with a sauce with olives or Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Norma" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
With a diameter between 0.85 mm and 0.92 mm, this type of "thin spaghetti" is among the most popular ones of Rustichella d' Abruzzo line, and combines well with a broth or a soup, or it can be stir-fried with a sauce made of oil, ginger, lemon zest and Sichuan pepper, or simply seasoned with fresh tomato sauce and basil. Cooking time 4-6 minutes.
One of the most famous types of pasta in the world, made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, widely used in plenty of recipes: ‘mushrooms’, ‘sausage and saffron’ or the traditional ‘ragù all’abruzzese and Farindola Pecorino cheese’. It also combines perfectly with all of Rustichella d’Abruzzo red and white sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.
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This very peculiar type of “curl-looking” artisan pasta combines well with vegetable or meat ragù, or with Gorgonzola and nut cream or peas and sausage. Condiments with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Puttanesca”, “alla Genovese” and “ragù bianco con Porcini” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.