De Rica Premium Tomato Products Coming to America

Monday 10th, June 2019 / 12:53 Written by
De Rica Premium Tomato Products Coming to America

Celebrated by Chefs and Food Lovers Throughout Europe, De Rica Tomato Products will Soon be on Grocery Shelves Near You

De Rica premium Italian tomato products, celebrated by chefs and food lovers throughout Europe for their authentic Italian flavor, color and aroma, are coming to grocery shelves throughout the United States this year.

Monini North America Inc., the exclusive importer, will offer 10 De Rica products in organic and traditional formats: double concentrated tomato paste; strained, diced, finely chopped and peeled tomatoes; and pizza sauce with spices. The strained tomatoes already have begun to appear in selected Foodtown, Garden of Eden, Morton Williams, Key Food and Fairway stores.

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De Rica has been making tomato products for nearly 50 years from just-picked Italian tomatoes sourced exclusively from Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, a cooperative of 370 farms that is the largest tomato processing group in Italy and third largest in Europe.

De Rica selects only the finest tomatoes – the top 1% of the cooperative’s total output – based on flavor, color and aroma. The tomatoes are harvested at their peak goodness within 30 miles of the De Rica plant, where they are immediately processed using an all-natural, environmentally friendly, steam-peeling process that has been used in Italy for centuries.

De Rica offers several favorite recipes on its website that showcase its products, including pasta e fagioli soup, which incorporates De Rica strained organic tomatoes; goulash with tomato sauce, with finely chopped organic tomatoes; and rice timballo with tomato, with De Rica finely chopped tomatoes.

“De Rica tomato products have occupied a cherished place in Italy’s kitchens since 1963,” said Marco Petrini, Monini North America Inc. president. “Now America’s cooks can experience the difference De Rica tomato products make in their favorite recipes. De Rica has no equal for quality and wholesomeness.”

Monini North America Inc., based in Shelton, Connecticut, is the exclusive importer and distributor of Monini Olive Oil, La Molisana Pasta and Pellini Espresso Coffee, all leading Italian specialty brands.

Portions: 4
An updated, meatless version of a typical Italian recipe dating back to 1500.


  • 3.53 ounces Strained Tomatoes Organic 24.7 oz
  • to taste Black pepper
  • 10.58 ounces Borlotti beans
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 small stem Celery
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 3.53 ounces Durum wheat tagliatelle
  • to taste Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • to taste Sage leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 Scallion
  • 6.25 cups Vegetable broth


  1. Soak the dry beans in cold water for 12 hours. Once soaked for 12 hours, rinse them well. Mince the celery and carrot. 
  2. In an adequately sized pot, sauté the garlic clove with some olive oil. Remove the garlic clove, add the minced vegetables and braise. Add the beans and hot vegetable broth, lower the heat and cook for about an hour. 
  3. Add the De Rica Strained Tomatoes Organic and the sprigs of sage and rosemary, tied together. Continue cooking for another thirty minutes (depending on the beans you used). Check the salt.
  4. When everything is cooked, turn off the heat, remove the sprig of rosemary and sage and remove some beans with a strainer. You will use these whole later. 
  5. Blend everything in a mixer and place on low heat again. Add the tagliatelle and bring to a boil. Add the whole beans, stir gently and turn off the heat.
  6. Serve immediately, with some fresh ground pepper and a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil.
  7. You can halve the cooking time by cooking the beans in a pressure cooker and then continue cooking the remaining ingredients normally.

Portions: 4
A very versatile Italian poor man’s dish, easy to make and really delicious.
You can serve it as a main course, with cold cuts and cheese.

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  • 10.58 ounces Finely Chopped Tomatoes 14.1 oz
  • A few leaves Basil
  • 1 knob Butter
  • 14.1 ounces Carnaroli rice
  • 5.3 ounces Cheese (mozzarella or similar)
  • 2.11 ounces Grated cheese
  • 1/2 Onion
  • to taste Vegetable broth


Mince the onion finely. Place it in a capacious pot with the butter and brown it. 
Add the rice and toast it over low heat for a couple of minutes. Add the wine. 
Add the De Rica Finely Chopped Tomatoes and a ladleful of vegetable broth. 
Cook for 15 minutes, stirring continuously while adding vegetable broth gradually.
Spread one half of the rice on the bottom of a pan, cover with grated cheese and the cheese cut into cubes and cover with the remaining half of the tomato risotto.
Dust the surface with more grated cheese and the remaining cubed cheese.

Bake at 356°F for about 20 minutes.
You can prepare it ahead of time and serve in single portion containers.

Portions: 4
A traditional poor man’s dish and Sunday favorite from Apulia.

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  • 2.1 quarts Strained Tomatoes 24.7 oz
  • 8 slices Beef
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • to taste Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 sprig Parsley
  • 2.82 ounces Pecorino cheese
  • to taste Pepper
  • 1/2 glass Red wine
  • to taste Salt
  • 1.76 ounces Sliced lard


Tenderize the meat using a mallet. Clean and chop the garlic cloves and parsley. 
Place some garlic, a piece of lard, a sprinkling of grated cheese and the parsley in the center of the meat, add salt and pepper and roll up, sealing the external parts first and the longer part last. Secure with toothpicks. 
Put the oil and thickly cut garlic in an appropriately sized pan (the garlic can be removed after this step), add the meat and sauté it on all sides.
Add the wine and cover completely with the De Rica Strained Tomatoes.
Lower the heat, cover and cook for 3 hours. 
The extra sauce can be used for the pasta.

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