If ever you want to taste authentic Italian at your home it has to be CAARA coming to your mind automatically. As a representative of authentic flavors, CAARA brings you the original flavors of Italy in the form of our pasta & risotto.
Pasta and risotto are almost equally popular in Italy. Since the 14th century, rice has been cultivated throughout southern Italy. The first risotto recipe was invented in Milan in 1807. The rice varieties associated with risotto emerged in the early 20th century, with Arborio rice, Padano rice, Carnaroli rice, and others being the most popular.
Despite its look, risotto is an Italian meal made with a high-starch, short-grain variety of rice such as Italian Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone Nano. This unique rice can absorb a large amount of liquid without getting mushy. Pasta is also one of the most popular foods on the planet. It's adaptable, convenient, and fulfilling, and there are numerous varieties to pick from. It is said that there are more than 360 types of pasta and each one has specific dishes in which they suit the best. But that’s a topic for another day.
Let's have a look at some of the best pasta and risotto dishes that CAARA offers which are sure to satisfy your Italian cravings and will also be light on your wallet.
Aglio e Olio, a simple yet luxurious and thick sauce, which means garlic and oil in Italian, is made with lots of garlic and olive oil, as well as chili. And when topped on Orecchiette pasta, a shell-shaped pasta that allows the sauce to coat it completely, the pasta becomes a heaven-sent dish! The pasta is topped with generous amounts of parmesan cheese which adds a creamy texture we all die over. If you feel like making this pasta at home then all the kitchen essentials like the Aglio e Olio sauce, Parmesan Cheese, and handmade pasta are available to buy on CAARA separately as well.
This Arrabbiata, or spicy marinara, is a tasty and fiery sauce for those who love spicy food. The sauce has a kick to it as it is made with hot red chilies, tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil. This pasta from CAARA can be served as a main dish or as a side dish with fresh salads.
Serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread and additional olive oil for dipping with this simple Linguine Arrabbiata!
This is a hearty and comforting dish for winters. Its no doubt that wild mushrooms make excellent risotto, and roasted garlic adds a deep and rich flavor. We use fiber-rich barley instead of typical arborio rice in this pungent mushroom risotto, giving it a nutty flavor and a nutritional boost at the same time. Pearl barley is a superfood that contains all of the essential elements.
Serve this risotto with a side of basil pesto chicken and farm-fresh salads and top it with a touch of thyme and parmesan shavings for that extra deliciousness.
This spicy tomato risotto with burrata cheese isn't like any other risotto you've ever had. It's filled with juicy and garlic flavors with a little spicy kick as it's subtly spiced with harissa. Serve this creamy tomato risotto immediately with fresh burrata and basil leaves for an amazing experience of Italian cuisine.
It is an insanely delicious pasta from CAARA that will leave you wanting more. The juicy prawns are tossed in a garlic, chili, and white wine-based sauce and pair perfectly with al dente linguine pasta. Make sure that you shave a generous amount of parmesan before serving to balance the spiciness. You can find and buy a block of parmesan cheese separately from the CAARA pantry.
Lasagne is perhaps the oldest type of pasta and we love it more than ever now with this recipe. This bubbling lasagne from CAARA made with lamb ragu and topped with loads of mozzarella cheese is to die for. The bechamel sauce is a true Italian sauce and makes the dish an original Italian dish.
It is the perfect dish for anyone or loves a good lamb ragu or ravioli. A savory, earthy sauce made with wild mushrooms, tomatoes, lamb, and cinnamon is drizzled over ravioli packed with loads of cheese. Try this dish at your own risk because you will be coming back for more. LOL!
It is one dish that mushroom lovers won't be able to resist. The Fettuccine pasta is tossed in a buttery sauce with delicious wild mushrooms in this warm mushroom pasta. The richness of truffle oil is unmatched and this pasta stands out in terms of flavors because of it. It's the ideal, elegant and comforting meal to have.
Some delicious authentic pasta sauces that you can find on CAARA to make pasta & risotto at home are:
- Basil Pesto
- Artichoke & Walnut Pesto
- Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
- Arrabbiata Sauce
- Classic tomato sauce
Go ahead and indulge in the Italian deliciousness with pasta & risotto with CAARA today. We are sure you will not forget us. Happy eating!