rig·​a·​to·​ni | \ ˌri-gə-ˈtō-nē How to pronounce rigatoni (audio) \

Definition of rigatoni

: pasta made in short wide fluted tubes

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Toss with rigatoni, adding some reserved pasta water if pasta seems dry. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rigatoni with Chicken and Broccoli Bolognese," 29 Apr. 2019 Guests were presented with sashimi and dumplings, strip loin and hemp rigatoni to follow, and s’mores and blueberry crumble to close. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, "Bloomingdale’s Toasts Prabal Gurung With a Dinner of Hemp Pasta and CBD Salsa," 10 Apr. 2019 Trent Pheifer is on a mission to cook his way through beloved celebrity chef Ina Garten's repertoire, from honey bourbon vanilla cake, to sausage fennel rigatoni, to mustard-roasted fish. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "I'm Cooking Every Single Ina Garten Recipe. Here's What I've So Far Learned From the Barefoot Contessa.," 5 Feb. 2019 Think of them in terms of categories: big tubes (penne, rigatoni), little scoop-y/tube-y shapes (elbows, shells), twirly spirals (rotini, gemelli), thinner strands (spaghetti, linguine), wider strands (fettuccine, pappardelle). Sherry Rujikarn, Good Housekeeping, "5 Common Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Pasta," 8 Apr. 2015 The standards — cheese ravioli, egg fettuccine and rigatoni — are rounded out by rarities like gemelli, which is colloquially called unicorn horns, squid-ink linguine and custom-order fusi sheets. New York Times, "The Long-Running Pasta Show of Queens," 15 May 2018 While spaghetti is traditional, linguine or pappardelle work well, but avoid delicate angel hair or robust rigatoni. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Gourmet food on a budget," 23 Apr. 2018 His Harlem menu includes cornbread and his Swedish grandmother's meatballs; his Newark restaurant infuses pasta with Ethiopian flavors in a dish called dorowat rigatoni. Kelli Kennedy, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Celebrity chef plans to open restaurant in Miami's struggling Overtown neighborhood," 18 June 2018 His Harlem menu includes cornbread and his Swedish grandmother's meatballs; his Newark restaurant infuses pasta with Ethiopian flavors in a dish called dorowat rigatoni. Fox News, "Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown neighborhood," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of rigatoni

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rigatoni

Italian, plural, from rigato furrowed, fluted, from past participle of rigare to furrow, flute, from riga line, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German rīga line — more at row

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English Language Learners Definition of rigatoni

: a type of pasta that is shaped like short, wide tubes

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