Brand: Casa Milo
Origin: Apulia, Italy
About: Don’t let these vibrant hues fool you, it is NOT flavored pasta–tho I wish it were. They are purely for aesthetic. Casa Milo, one of four other product lines that make up Gruppo Alimentare Mediterraneo Milo (G.R.A.M.M.), make their pasta using local durum semolina flour, which has a higher protein content than other pastas. They use powdered vegetables additives for color and nutrients. The pasta shape, strozzapretti (meaning “priest chokers”) is great for gripping sauce.
Ingredients: durum wheat semolina • dried red beet • dried carrots • turmeric powder • dried basil • dried spinach • dried tomatoes • squid ink • niacin • iron • thiamin • riboflavin • folic acid
Substitutes: other boring pastas
Store: I found mine at discount seller, Tuesday Morning. The company doesn’t make this anymore so I’ll be harder and harder to find. But I’m sure other brands have another version of rainbow pasta.
Make Your Own (via Serious Eats)
Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place for about 2-3 years.
Cook: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta until al dente or cooked all the way through, about 7-10 minutes.
Taste & Texture: aromatic • deep • bread-y • like regular pasta
Suggested Uses: use in pasta dishes • add to soup & stews
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