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.
Orzo pasta 500 g
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Particular type of pasta similar to barley grains but with larger size (between 1.15 and 1.30 mm), perfect for the preparation of vegetable soups or simply as pastina in a soup. Also recommended for cold pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and with Rustichella d'Abruzzo porcini-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or simply as a "healthy" starter with Rustichella d'Abruzzo “Intosso” extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
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Rustichella d’Abruzzo has recently introduced an exclusive new item in its references, Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco, a type of pasta made to satisfy the needs of Chefs to create innovative and unique recipes. It is made with a mix of 100% Italian durum wheat semolina and 23% of fresh puree of wild fruits (Blackberry 12%, Currant 11,5% and Raspberry 11,5%). Paccherini is bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature in order to keep perfume and quality. Starred Chef William Zonfa’s recipe is Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco with Porcini mushrooms, asparagus salad, L’Aquila saffron D.O.P. cream and juniper-flavoured ricotta cheese. For the lovers of seafood, we recommend it with roasted cuttlefish, parsley and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Paccherini, bronze-drawn and slowly dried at low temperature in order to preserve perfume and quality, is slightly smaller than the classic shape of Paccheri. Starred Chef William Zonfa’s recipe is composed by Paccherini cooked with porcini mushroom aroma, a salad of asparagus, L’Aquila saffron cream and juniper-flavoured ricotta cheese. For the lovers of seafood, we recommend it with roasted cuttlefish, parsley and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 13-15 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.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Bavettine all’Uovo is a tribute to the culinary tradition of Liguria. Made to be combined with the traditional Pesto of Liguria, it combines also with seafood-based condiments. We recommend it also with some of our sauces, such as ‘Vongole alla Marinara’, ‘Vongole’ and ‘alla Pescatora’, or with our organic ‘Pesto alla Genovese’ and a bit of Rustichella Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 4-6 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Laganelle allo Zafferano is made with top quality durum wheat semolina, fresh eggs and L’Aquila Saffron. Try it with crispy cheek lard, leek fondue, Abruzzo Pecorino cheese and a bit of saffron, for the lovers of this refined spice. We recommend it also with our ‘alla Salsiccia’ sauce with stir-fried radicchio and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: Cooing time: 4 minutes.
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.
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.
Exclusive Rustichella d’Abruzzo shape: 50 cm long, bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature, it satisfies even the most demanding palates. It is recommended in the classic and everlasting combination with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “Aglio e Olio” condiment, with a bit of Rustichella chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil for the lovers of spicy tastes. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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.
Black, deep, exceptional. The "E153" charcoal spaghetti is the perfect superfood for sea flavors. It adapts perfectly to creamy sauces thanks to the absorption capacity of the bronze-drawn artisan spaghetti. Preparing them will make you feel like a true King of the seas.
Artisan pasta aromatized with Spinach leaves from Italian cultivations, similar to Spaghetti but with a bigger diameter. It matches Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pomodoro e Basilico” sauce or “alla Arrabbiata” sauce, or with Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic “Pesto alla Genovese”, not pasteurised. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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Speciality of PrimoGrano line, the local type of tomato called “Pera” (pear) grows in Abruzzo. It is unique and very different from all the other varieties of tomato. It has been cultivated for centuries and has very few seeds, it is very fleshy and weighs about 300-500 g. It is particularly suited for the preparation of sauces and its sweet and velvety taste, together with its low acidity, makes it much more refined than all other common types.
High quality durum wheat semolina pasta. We suggest pairing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, an excellent source of energy and essential fatty acids, produced from olives from the vestina area called "golden triangle" with a intense but not strong taste, it is suitable for all . Cooking time: 7 minutes.