Pasta is a Malaysian favourite but the usual method of making the sauce in one pot, boiling the pasta in another, then combining in an oven proof dish before sprinkling with cheese and grilling takes time, and creates a mountain of washing up.
When you want that home-cooked organic deliciousness with minimal effort and maximum flavour, Alce Nero™ is here for you with organic pasta and organic pasta sauce.
Alce Nero™’s farm-to-table concept is made possible by working with its network of organic farmers, making the produce much healthier as they are grown without pesticides or synthetic chemicals, non-polluting and with no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to meet global organic certification standards. All Alce Nero™ products are certified organic displaying European Organic Certification and the Japanese Organic Certification.
Alce Nero™ pastas are made in Italy from durum wheat. It is rich in folic acid, iron and lutein, high in protein and dietary fibres while having a low glycaemic index. Whilst tomatoes form the basis of many pasta sauces. Tomatoes rank in the top ten most pesticide laden crops according to a 2017 EWG Dirty Dozen report. This is a good reason to pick up any of Alce Nero™’s delicious organic pasta sauce on your next grocery run.
Try Alce Nero™’s solution for time and effort saving organic deliciousness; the one-pot pasta meals are localised to Malaysian tastebuds from prep to table in under 45 minutes and all in one pot. These recipes were developed by Retna Vijayan, a business owner and mother-of-three, who cooks dinner for five every weekday.
One Pot Alce Nero™ Pumpkin Pasta Lemak
The creamy consistency meets savoury flavours of pumpkin are a feast for everyone. Heat the oil to saute the onions, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, chillies, kaffir lime leaves, and the pumpkin in a large pot. Add the prawns and stir until they are just done. Fish the prawns out and reserve to decorate each serving. The pumpkins should be softening up.
Add the Alce Nero™ Organic Penne Rigate and the chicken broth (or water). Stir well, bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low which brings it to simmer. Add the Ayam Brand Coconut Milk for a creamy, silky sauce. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Add the fish sauce or light soy sauce, black pepper and half the chilli flakes if necessary. Stir well, then taste. Adjust to taste with more salt or spices. Cook the pasta until al dente. You should be left with a thick sauce that clings to the penne at this stage.
Dish into serving bowls, top with the reserved prawns, drizzle with a little Alce Nero™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sprinkle with some chilli flakes and finely sliced lemongrass and/or kaffir lime leaves. Delicious!
One Pot Alce Nero™ Mamak Chicken Soup Pasta
One of the simplest pasta but the taste is worth much more than the minimal effort. Fry a stick of cinnamon, 3 cloves, a star anise, minced garlic, a red and yellow quartered onion, a few finely sliced red chillies and grounded pepper in a large pot until fragrant. Then add the chicken soup spice powder and fry for few minutes.
Add the cubed chicken breast and fry until opaque. Next add chicken stock, pounded ginger, cubed potatoes, sliced carrot and celery and bring to the boil. Then turn the heat to medium, and add the Alce Nero™ Organic Macaroni to cook until al dente. If you’d like more soup, stir in a cup of water.
Serve in soup bowls, garnished with coriander leaves and fried shallot. Perfect on a rainy day.
One Pot Alce Nero™ Minestrone Fusilli
Minestrone can be the comfort food for busy weeks as you can add any vegetables to make this pasty heartier. Recommended to use Alce Nero™ Fusilli Tricolore with its distinctive orange and green strands derived from tomatoes and spinach adds the goodness of organic vegetables while making the meal more exciting for the kids too.
Add diced onion and carrots, minced garlic, sliced mushroom and celery, halved cherry tomatoes, ground black pepper, chilli flakes, 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary, Alce Nero™ Fusilli Tricolore, Ayam Brand™ Sweet Cup Corn, Ayam Brand™ Garden Peas and Alce Nero™ Vegetable Pasta Sauce to a large pot, mix well. Boil on high heat.
Once contents have come to a boil, reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally to keep ingredients from sticking. Cook until the pasta al-dente and well-coated in sauce. Turn heat off, fold in the spinach until wilted and dish into individual bowls.
This is an incredibly easy and forgiving recipe that you can dress up or dress down based on your preference. Change up the vegetables according to your choice or what is available in your fridge, add plant-based meat or regular meat. Add more pasta sauce and/or water if you like a soupier consistency. If you have more time, you can fry the garlic, onion and spices for more fragrance and flavour but if you don’t, it will still taste amazing.
This recipe works best with a short pasta such as fusilli that can ‘hold’ the hearty ingredients.
One Pot Alce Nero™ Viral Miso Butter Mushroom Spaghetti
This viral dish leaves you wanting for more. In a large pot, sauté the onion and mushrooms using butter on low heat. For more flavour, allow the mushrooms to brown. Stir frequently. Remove a quarter of the mushrooms, and reserve for garnish.
Add the garlic and stir fry to fragrant but not crispy. Now add in the Alce Nero™ Whole Wheat Spaghetti, chicken stock and water, and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer until 1 to 2 minutes before the al dente cooking time on the pack. Stir occasionally. Most of the water would have been absorbed at this point. Add in the miso butter sauce, and stir well to incorporate and coat the spaghetti. Stir, stir, stir. Once pasta is done, dish into serving plates.
Top with reserved mushrooms, a sprinkle of chopped spring onions and a pinch of cracked black pepper. Earthy, comforting and just as good as what you’d get at your favourite cafe. This is why it’s a viral recipe!
Malaysians can use Alce Nero™ products with confidence as it is certified Halal by official certification bodies recognized by JAKIM.
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