For gluten-free choices stick to corn, bean, potato, quinoa, rice, and soy pastas.
April 03, 2012
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Healthy Gluten-Free Pasta
There are a variety of gluten-free pastas available. Most are made of corn, rice, quinoa, or buckwheat. Since these pastas lack wheat, which acts as a binder in traditional pasta, they cook differently and can get mushy quickly if overcooked. Reference the package when cooking each variety because cook times and procedures for the best results vary.
This spinach and mushroom lasagna is a delicious change of pace from traditional lasagna recipes. It is sure to become a family favorite.
Since gluten-free pasta can clump and stick together if it stands for a while, be sure to cook it to al dente (since it’ll cook a bit more while it bakes), and have it ready just in time to toss with the sauce.
The sweet-savory flavor of teriyaki sauce is a centuries-old mixture of soy sauce and mirin (sweet cooking wine). Over time, Japanese Americans added ginger, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and green onions, elements of the bottled teriyaki sauce Americans know today.
*Remember to check for gluten in teriyaki sauce and chili garlic sauce.
Whisked eggs and Parmesan cheese are stirred into a skillet of just-cooked pasta to coat the noodles with a rich, creamy sauce. The spinach isn’t traditional but adds color and a subtle earthy flavor twist.