Thursday, September 3, 2009

GFCF Pastas

Today I would like to take a minute and share my thoughts about GFCF pastas. I would love it if you would share your thoughts about it, too. I am not sure I have this GFCF "thing" down when it comes to pasta (or bread), to be honest.

First let me say (probably again) that I love, love, love pasta. There is hardly anything better to me than pasta simply cooked in chicken broth, or just cooked pasta tossed with butter and garlic salt. It's like bread - just add butter --> HAPPY.

The first GFCF spaghetti style pasta I tried was made from corn and I used it in a spaghetti carbonara recipe. It did not taste good and it seemed to dissolve in my mouth. Other than the dissolving thing, perhaps this pasta would be better in something like a chili-mac recipe? Corn + Chili = Yummy.

The second pasta I tried was organic brown rice pasta, in elbow macaroni style, with chicken and chicken broth. At first there was a distinct very slight bitter taste but it was gone the next day when we ate more as leftovers.

I tried the organic brown rice in spaghetti style in traditional spaghetti and it was just simply gross. I did forget to toss the spaghetti in (gfcf) margarine and garlic salt before I added it to the sauce. Maybe that is where I went wrong? A nice Italian lady told me organic brown rice pasta is the pasta her family prefers.

Lastly, I tried the rice-potato-soy pasta, spaghetti style, again in traditional spaghetti. I did toss it with gfcf margarine and garlic salt before I added it to the sauce and it was pretty darn good. Not exactly like non-gfcf pasta, but much better than corn or brown rice pasta. I found this pasta at Kroger - the brand is Bionaturae: http://www.bionaturae.com



I would love to know what you guys think about all the different gfcf pastas and combinations with different foods for different recipes that you have tried.

5 comments:

Kathryn said...

Where do you get the potato-rice one? I would like to know. I, too, think the corn is yucky. Now, quinoa is better if you get the regular and not whole wheat. I found some rice alphabets that are cute, but everything has an aftertaste to me. So, I would love to try the potato-rice and that might just help me make a comeback with pasta for Lib.

Southern GFCF said...

I goofed! It is rice-potato AND soy pasta. Not just rice and potato. I went back and edited the post. It is Bionaturae Organic and Gluten Free and I found it at Kroger. http://bionaturae.com

Kathryn said...

Hmm. You know I have tried avoid soy. But, at this point, I don't know how Lib would react to it, so I could try it. I bet it tastes better than rice, but you're right, there are a lot of people who like the rice pasta. Maybe have to develop a taste for it.

Southern GFCF said...

I am so sorry that I initially forgot that it contains soy!

I am going to try the brown rice spaghetti pasta with traditional spaghetti sauce again this weekend (there is a little bit left in the pkg. for sampling) - tossing it with gfcf margarine and garlic salt - BEFORE I add it to the sauce this time. If it makes a difference - I will let y'all know. I figure that nice little Italian lady surely must know what she's talking about. :)

Southern GFCF said...

Hey, it turned out pretty good - tossing the spaghetti with margarine and Ghee and garlic salt before adding it to the sauce. Also, I added a little more canned tomato sauce than usual and that made it even better!