Anellini pasta

Photo: Stefano Graziani

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As anello means "hoop" in Italian; adding "ini" makes it diminutive. The tiny rings are less than 1/4 inch in diameter. Put them in dishes that call for orzo or pastina, like this simple Greek soup or this healthy salad.

Anelletti No. 56, Tomasello, $2.50 for a 16-ounce bag,