It’s been difficult to find a palatable gluten free pasta that is painless and easy to cook. I think I’ve tried just about every one, and none of them is satisfying or the right consistency for this fussy Italian woman. That is, until I recently received a sample of Viviana’s gluten free pasta for review.
This pasta is delicious! When you are cooking gluten-free, you know it is very difficult to find pasta that tastes right, or that you don’t have to fuss over. Actually, the first batch I made I served straight out of the colander…I didn’t see the instruction to rinse, and it was perfect! As if that weren’t enough, my husband, who to date has rejected ALL gluten-free pastas, told me he really liked this one. Score!
It’s a bonus too that Viviana’s gluten free pasta come in flavors, in addition to plain. Our sample was Garlic Toasted Onion, a true comfort food flavor, but I’d be excited to try Lemon Garlic Orzo, Wild Mushroom Linguini, or Sweet Potato Fettuccine!
Obviously, this pasta is high quality, you can tell by the taste and the ease of cooking it. They use a completely gluten-free facility, as well as dairy, nut, and soy-free, meaning no cross-contamination is possible. They state they are gluten-free certified with the Gluten Intolerance Group as of October, 2012 after testing below 5ppm.
Garlic Toasted Onion Fettuccine ingredients are white & brown rice flour, eggs (whole & whites), xantham gum, garlic, onion, and olive oil. Rich and filling, a serving has around 183 calories and 63 g of sodium, so keep that in mind while cooking!
Amazing gluten free pasta priced at $7.99 for an 8 ounce bag (4 servings), this pasta is worthy to be sold in Whole Market or Whole Foods, which I hope is in the works! I didn’t see any local place to buy as of yet, but Right now, check out their blog, they are offering free shipping for the month of May, 2013, in honor of Celiac Awareness Month.
This recipe from Viviana blog was easy. My adaptation was to saute nitrate-free turkey bacon & chicken in olive oil in my cast iron pan. Once chicken was browned, I added campari tomatoes and water, and simmered until cooked, season with sea salt to taste, then served over the Viviana gluten free pasta. You can add balsamic vinegar too but I forgot! Delish 🙂
I received a package of pasta to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.