Rustichella d'Abruzzo Organic Rice Penne Rigate

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Rustichella d'Abruzzo Organic Rice Penne Rigate

Rustichella d'Abruzzo
Weight: 8.8 oz
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  • A popular pasta shape which allows sauces to cling to it beautifully
  • Made with only organically grown rice and spring water
  • Saturated with steam to obtain a smooth dough, thus ensuring the pasta retains its shape when cooked.
  • Dough is extruded quickly through modern dies to produce a superior pasta
  • Great for meat sauces and those with vegetables
  • Cooking time: 5 to 7 minutes
  • Product of Italy

Thanks to artisan pasta maker Gianluigi Peduzzi, those with an intolerance to gluten can still enjoy a great bowl of pasta!

Taste, texture and craftsmanship are the cornerstone to Rustichella d'Abruzzo Organic Rice Penne Rigate. One of Italy's most popular cuts, penne rigate has a wider tube than the original penne ("quills"), but with ridges on the outside to capture the sauce. Ideal for sauces containing meat, game, or vegetables, and a good choice for making pasta salads!
Organic rice flour, Water
Gianluigi Peduzzi insists on using the time honored techniques that his grandfather perfected in the early 1900's when crafting every cut of Rustichella d'Abruzzo pasta. The magic begins with two ingredients: stone ground durum wheat from hard winter wheat and pure spring water from the Abruzzo mountains. The dough is extruded through hand carved bronze dies, some of which date from the 19th century, resulting in rustic textures that hold sauces beautifully - much better than with mass produced pasta.

The Rustichella d'Abruzzo facility is located in the heart of the Abruzzo region of Italy, long known for its pasta culture. Abruzzo is dotted with lush green hills and golden swaying wheat. It is here where the artisanal practices allow for careful monitoring of quality in every step of pasta production and the Rustichella d'Abruzzo tradition flourishes.

Rustichella d'Abruzzo pasta is air dried for a crucial 56 hours in specially designed rooms which emulate the warm breezes of Abruzzo. The final result is pasta that cooks to a perfect al dente stage with a great depth of flavor.

Gianluigi's artisan basis of production means that Rustichella d'Abruzzo creates in one year what commercial pasta producers make in one day. The pasta has the deep golden color of the wheat fields and a slightly rough surface. The handmade shapes bear the symbols of years of experienced kneading and shaping, the sign of true quality. To ensure the authenticity of unique regional pasta shapes, Gianluigi collaborates with friends who are small pasta producers throughout Italy.