All of our pasta products are Kosher.
Our products contain wheat ingredients and are manufactured in facilities that use eggs. For additional information concerning allergens, please e-mail us by clicking on “Contact Us”
Our packages include an accurate listing of the ingredients in our products. In addition, if any component of an ingredient is an allergen, that component is also listed on the package. Because peanuts/nuts/tree nuts are considered to be major allergens, they must be clearly listed on all products and/or contain a warning label stating the product may have come in contact with the allergen. We do not manufacture products with the above-listed allergens nor share facilities with companies that do, therefore, we are not required to list them on our packages.
The majority of our products are made from wheat so they will contain some amount of gluten. The only exception is our Ronzoni Gluten Free® pasta, which is made in a dedicated gluten free facility.
Yes, all of our pastas are refined. Note: Refined means free of impurities.
We use conventionally grown wheat to make most varieties of Ronzoni® pasta. U.S. wheat farmers use U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved pesticides to protect wheat crops from pests. In applying pesticides, by law, farmers must adhere to the EPA-approved pesticide label for strict instructions on use.
We buy it milled already. We have contracts with millers who in most cases are located right beside our plant. They feed the flour directly to our plants.
No, our pastas do not contain yeast.
Many New World Pasta products are Non-GMO Project Verified. Look for the Non-GMO Project Verification Seal on the package. As of February 18, 2015 there is no genetically modified wheat commercially grown in the United States*.
*Source: United States Department of Agriculture.
Soluble fiber is found in significant amounts in virtually all fruits and vegetables. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole wheat products, bran, and fibrous vegetables like carrots.
The powder we use is from vegetables.
We counted an average of 6 strands per 2 oz serving. **You will need to multiply this amount per servings in a package for the entire amount.
Be sure to refer to the package label for exact details. Here is quick answer 'per 2 oz. serving': White Pasta (105 mg), Egg Pasta (105 mg), Egg Noodles (125 mg), Ronzoni Garden Delight® (190 mg), Quick Cook® (105 mg), 150 Calories® (105 mg), Oven Ready (100 mg), Smart Taste® Pasta (95 mg), Healthy Harvest® Whole Grain Pasta (240 mg), Smart Taste® Noodles (105 mg)
All of our nutritional information is based on an uncooked measurement since some pastas will double or even triple in volume.
The Glycemic index for pasta is around 50 and is considered a low GI food.
We do not recommend boiling this product. Oven Ready was designed to re-hydrate in typical lasagna recipes. Boiling can result in starchy broken pieces that are difficult to separate.
We do not recommend cooking pasta in a slow cooker. It must be cooked in boiling water to gelatinize the starches which keep the pasta together and prevent it from becoming mushy and pasty.
We do not recommend freezing uncooked pasta. Our pasta products should be stored in a cool, dry place for maximum freshness. Glass or metal containers are recommended for storing dry products.
Yes. Pasta dishes may be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time, refrigerated (covered) and then baked. They may also be prepared and frozen (unbaked) for up to 2 months. For quality reasons, we do not recommend freezing baked lasagna.
We recommend only heating short cuts (such as elbows, penne, rotini) in the microwave. Long cuts such as spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, etc. do not cook well. Microwave water at HIGH (100%) in 3 qt microwave safe bowl 5 to 9 minutes or until boiling; carefully stir in pasta. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 7 to 9 minutes or just until tender. (This is for 1 serving of pasta. The amount of water is the same whether on the stove or in the microwave.)
If you are using a similar cut, you can substitute evenly. Otherwise, you will need to follow the cooking directions that are specified on the package of pasta you are substituting.
The amount per serving is ⅓ cups. For 4 people you will just need to multiply the amounts. Example: ⅓ = .33, so multiply .33 x 4 = 1.32. So the consumer will need to measure 1-⅓ cups dry.
We estimate that you would need about 125 1-lb packages. This is based on the approximate amount of dry pasta used per main dish portion. Example: 500 divided by 4 = 125.
Either way is fine. But keep in mind that if pasta is cooked with broth, a cloudier (not clear) broth will result. For hearty soups, this is usually not important. If cooking pasta in broth, be sure to start with an extra amount of broth since pasta will absorb roughly 25% of the liquid.
We only recommend rinsing for cold salads to stop the cooking time. Rinsing pasta that is intended to be served in a hot dish with hot tap water will lower its temperature and may also cause more starch which will make the pasta sticky.
Since cheese is a solid not liquid form, the rules for cups and ounces will change. If you melt the cheese, then 8 oz would be considered a cup. Solid cheese is measured by weight but when melted it will be measured by volume.
Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta is prepared much like regular white pasta (boil water, cook, drain and serve). Gluten free pastas are more sensitive than regular pasta, however, so be sure to use at least the recommended amount of water and rinsing the pasta with warm water after draining is also recommended.
Similar to white pasta, Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta has 200 calories per serving, is low in fat and has no sodium or cholesterol. Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta also has the same level of fiber as regular pasta.
Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta is unique in three ways. While all gluten free pastas must be made with gluten free grains, Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta is also produced in a dedicated gluten free facility. When the ingredients arrive at the facility, they are verified to be gluten free and then each step in the manufacturing process is strongly controlled in order to protect the product from gluten contamination. Second, Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta is made from a unique blend of White Rice, Brown Rice, Corn and Quinoa which gives it the benefit of tasting like white pasta and being smooth in texture. Many gluten free products are only made from one single gluten free grain. Whole grains is the other way we are unique. Unlike some competitors which are made of corn and/or white rice, Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta is made from a multigrain blend that provides you with 19 grams of whole grains per serving.
Ronzoni Gluten Free® Pasta is available nationwide.
A delicious recipe is included on each package. More recipe ideas are available on our website.
Cooked pasta can be refrigerated. Toss each pound of cooked pasta with 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil – refrigerate covered for three to four days. For best quality, refrigerate pasta and sauce in separate containers.
The best by date (example: FEB1121HBYs read as follows: February 11, 2021. The letters following the date are plant information.
We recommend storing uncooked pasta in a tightly sealed package or container in a cool, dry place (preferably a kitchen pantry) for best quality. Storing pasta anywhere outside of a controlled environment is not recommended. The age of the pasta can be determined by reading the date coding information on our packages.
The shelf life is 2 years.
While our egg pasta/noodles and vegetable pasta all have a shelf life of 2 years, our non-egg pasta has a shelf life of 3 years.
It is the policy of Riviana Foods, Inc. to support non-profit organizations, which, in our opinion, serve to enhance the growth of the Company and its employees. The Company reserves the right to accept or deny requests for donations. All product donation requests must be made in writing on the organization’s letterhead and must state the purpose for the request and their status as a not for profit organization. Requests should be sent no less than 90 days in advance of the date they are to be received. An organization may receive up to four (4) cases per request during a 12 month period. Requests exceeding 4 cases require the approval of a senior manager. Arrangements must be made to pick up the donation as we do not deliver. If shipping is necessary, it is the responsibility of the organization making the request. We request that organizations who receive product donations use Riviana Foods, Inc. branded banners and forward any publicity generated by the event to the Riviana Foods, Inc. Marketing Department.
Periodically, we offer coupons in local Sunday newspapers, on our packages, on our websites, and at selected supermarkets.
Number 7 is listed on the recycle scale as “Other”, meaning there is no recycling for this category because it is made up of different structures laminated together.
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