Tips for Serving Gluten Free Pasta

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These tips for serving gluten free pasta will entice even the pickiest eaters. We found out my daughter was gluten intolerant when she was about thirteen. It required an enormous change in how I prepared meals and what we ate. Sarah was used to eating traditional foods that contained gluten and refused to eat many of the new foods that we tried.

Tips for serving gluten free pasta

Tips for Serving Gluten Free Pasta

One challenge we faced was that she enjoyed the way regular pasta tasted and refused to eat most of the gluten free pasta we brought home. These tips for serving gluten-free pasta have helped quite a bit.

  • Choose a large pot. Unlike traditional pasta, gluten free pasta cooks best in a large pot with a lot of water.
  • Bring water to a boil first. Never add your pasta until your water has come to a full rolling boil.
  • Stir occasionally. Add the pasta to the boiling water and stir it immediately. Then stir once or twice more as it cooks.
  • Never overcook it. Overcooked pasta can become mushy. Always cook it to the package directions.
  • Drain and toss. Drain the pasta in a strainer and toss lightly to remove excess water.

The gluten-free pasta we’ve tried in the past has been made from corn. We were never able to reheat them, and Sarah just didn’t enjoy the taste or the texture. We recently learned about the gluten-free pasta from Explore Asian. Explore Asian offers a variety of gluten-free, organic, Non-GMO Project Verified pasta.

Tips for serving gluten free pasta

Varieties include five great flavors – Black Bean Spaghetti, Soybean Spaghetti, Edamame Spaghetti, Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine. You can find the Edamame Spaghetti at Costco in a two-pound box, and the Thai Rice Noodles come in 2 oz nest – perfect for one person without having to break anything up.

What makes the Explore Asian gluten-free pasta different is that it cooks in minutes and never gets soggy. It has 400% more protein and fiber than other pasta. It also has 60% fewer carbs than other pasta, and that makes this an excellent option for diabetics. Plus it’s rich in iron and low in fat.

Tips for serving gluten free pasta

I found that when serving this pasta, it’s best to use a light sauce and complimentary flavors. The pasta itself has an amazing flavor, and you don’t want to hide that with a heavy sauce. I used a light coconut milk and curry sauce with red peppers on the Organic Black Bean Spaghetti, and it was so good. Just simmer a bit of coconut milk with ginger and curry powder. Then sautee a few red peppers and serve over the pasta. It takes seconds and has loads of flavor. Plus, it’s a high protein meal that still manages to be low in fat.

You can find these products at Whole Foods, Costco, and Fairway. Find a store near you to try Explore Asian pasta.

Make sure you take advantage of this contest opportunity! From November 25 – December 24, create a recipe using Explore Asian products and take a picture of your creation to enter to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods. Include a link in your post to http://www.explore-asian.com/recipes . Recipes and pictures can be sent to info@explore-asian.comAll entries must be received by December 24, 2015.

Tips for serving gluten free pasta

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Explore Asian.

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Comments

  1. I received some gluten free pasta last year and it was just so-so. I prefer the flavor of the sauces over the pasta, so I don't mind if they overpower them! I put lots of oregano and spices in my homemade sauce.
  2. YUM! We don't have anyone with gluten sensitivity in the immediate fam, but have been experimenting with different pastas lately since we're both nutrition majors and want to know what to offer our clients with Celiac and gluten intolerance... these look and sound delicious. Great tips!
  3. I have been trying to lay off of gluten, and I have been feeling better after I have laid off... I would love to try some of these tips to make my pasta better. 
  4. I'd love to give this pasta a try. We don't have gluten sensitivities, but generally speaking, anything with gluten isn't very healthy. 
  5. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    I have never seen pastas like this before. They all sound amazing and I am not gluten free, I want to try them! 
  6. Amber Edwards says
    The last gluten free pasta I tried was also made from corn and I wasn't a fan. But man, that black bean spaghetti noodles looks awesome! I Think our entire family would love that one! 

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