In response to changing culinary needs across the globe, pasta pioneer Rustichella d'Abruzzo has created a one-of-a-kind pasta made exclusively with organic, gluten-free, GMO-free rice flour. The result is subtle and delicious rice flavor in an artisan pasta that cooks to the perfect al dente bite. Rustichella d'Abruzzo Organic Rice Penne Rigate is produced in a completely separate gluten-free facility, away from any conventional flour contact.
One of Italy's most popular cuts, penne rigate has a wider tube than the original penne ("quills"), and is ridged (rigate) on the outside. With its mild rice flavor, this pasta finds best expression in simple preparations—pick what's in season at your local farmer's market, sauté with extra virgin olive oil and add some crispy pancetta or toasted almonds for that satisfying crunch.
Rice pasta is more delicate than traditional durum wheat pasta. For a perfect al dente bite, please be sure to cook it in abundant salted boiling water and carefully follow the directions on the package.
Cooking Time: 4-6 minutes.