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Pastene sells gluten-free products

Providence Journal logo Providence Journal 1/13/2021 Gail Ciampa, The Providence Journal
calendar: Pastene's Gluten-Free Pasta Lovers Gift Box is available for $24.99. © Courtesy photo Pastene's Gluten-Free Pasta Lovers Gift Box is available for $24.99.

Pastene shared a recipe and a gift package in advance of National Gluten-Free Day on Jan. 13.

The importer of authentic Italian foods and ingredients, sells gluten-free options like their GF Penne Rigate or GF Spaghetti in stores. Online at, you'll find the Pastene Gluten-Free Pasta Lovers Box with GF pasta, Tomato Basil sauce, grated Parmesan Cheese, arborio rice and basil pesto for $24.99.  

This is one of several GF recipes from Pastene you can find online.   


4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 cups arborio rice

2 tablespoons minced garlic

3 cups fish or chicken stock, heated

5 ounces baby clams

1 pinch saffron

12 fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

12 fresh scallops

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Parmesan cheese 

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and garlic. Cook until lightly browned. 

Add 1 cup of warmed fish or chicken stock. Continue cooking, stirring, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat until all necessary stock is absorbed. 

Add clam juice from clams (reserve clams for later) and saffron. Mix well. Cook rice until nearly tender. 

Arrange shrimps and scallops on top of rice, cover, and cook five minutes until seafood is cooked. 

Stir in parsley, basil, and reserved clams. Serve hot with grated Parmesan, if desired. 

4-6 Servings

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