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.
Matcha and Ginseng Spaghetti 500 g
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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.
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This typical type of artisan pasta from Apulia region, derives its name from its characteristic shape (orecchiette means ‘small ears’) made by pushing the dough with thumbs. The classical recipe with orecchiette is “alla Pugliese” with turnip greens, sausage and garlic. It also combines with a meat ragù and Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” or “alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 12-16 minutes.
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.
You have had a dish of egg Fettuccine at least once, right? Who hasn’t, anyway? Rustichella d’Abruzzo proposes one of the most famous types of pasta in the world, in its “Nest” version, which contains traditions and tastes. The rough and porous texture and the intense perfume of durum wheat semolina and fresh eggs coming out after opening will conquer your heart and palate. Try it in a delicate version with our PrimoGrano ‘Pomodoro a Pera d’Abruzzo’, a bit of PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also combine it with our ‘ai Funghi Porcini’, ‘alla Salsiccia’ and ‘alla Genovese’ sauces, and a bit of Abruzzo pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 4-6 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.
Originally from Molise region, this type of artisan pasta in a lengthened shape and a groove on the inside, is widespread in Southern Italy. Its traditional recipe is with meat ragù or broccoli and sausage. It combines well also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ragù bianco con Porcini” and “sugo bianco alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Shape similar to Spaghetti but with higher thickness and a square section instead of round, which is named after the typical tool used for its preparation (called indeed “chitarra”), which gives this pasta a firm texture that can capture completely the condiment, ranging from a simple but delicious tomato and basil sauce, to a more full-bodied and rustic one like sausage and radicchio or a “healthier” one like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “pesto alla Genovese”. Cooking time: 16-18 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.
Originally from Campania, this shape looks like giant Maccheroni and is one of the most cooked types of pasta in Italy and in the world. Paccheri is used in a lot of recipes: from king prawns with Porcini mushrooms and nduja (a type of spicy sausage), to mozzarella cheese and pepper sauce, or with prawns and mashed mullet’s eggs, or cherry tomatoes and burrata cheese. Also, they can be filled with asparugs and bufala mozzarella cheese or mixed vegetables. It is recommended also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Napoletana” or “alle Vongole” sauces. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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.
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.
With a length significantly lower than Penne Rigate, this short pasta is known to be the most widely used shape in the realization of a first course with seasoning "alla Amalfitana" (tuna, tomatoes, mozzarella and black olives). It matches the Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alle Olive", "all’Ortolana" and "Amatriciana" sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
The genuine tradition of Emilia region and the pasta craftsmanship of Abruzzo region contained in an egg nest rich in tastes and perfumes. Let yourself be blown away by the smell and texture of Rustchella d’Abruzzo Nidi Tagliatelle, made to create all those recipes that are still handed down from mother to daughter nowadays. We recommend it with our ‘alla Bolognese’ and ‘ai Funghi Porcini’, or with ‘Tartufata’ sauce and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 4-6 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.
Originally from Northern Italy, this type of bow-tie-shaped short pasta is very commonly served in Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo and Apulia. The most famous recipes are Farfalloni with salmon and cream, peas and speck or pumpkin fondue, nutmeg and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. This kind of pasta combines well also with several sauces like the classic Rustichella d’Abruzzo tomato and basil sauce, with a bit of Rustichella chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.