Recommend a good brand of gluten-free pasta?

This is your basic nightmare - at least it is mine. I'm planning a dinner party for friends who are vegan and gluten-free. I have a pasta with a lentil-tomato sauce and plan on a nice roasted pepper salad, cornbread, berries for dessert - OK. What is a decent brand of gluten-free pasta?

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 25, 2012

Perform a gluten free brand pasta search on the side and click down to hotline. I remember someone asking this before.

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Lizthechef
Lizthechef August 25, 2012

Thanks - got a brand also recommended on twitter - very helpful! Hope I can find it at Whole Foods...

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vvvanessa
vvvanessa August 25, 2012

My go-to is Tinkyada rice pasta. I like the shorter styles like penne more than the long styles.

Ancient Harvest makes a corn-quinoa pasta that's good, too.

A local restaurant gives an option to leave out the pasta altogether and have the sauce on a bed of sautéed spinach. I've done this at home, too, with roasted zucchini or broccoli or any number of other veggies.

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BabbleButter
BabbleButter August 25, 2012

The bionature brand is good, if you can find it and Trader Joe's has a corn pasta as well as brown rice pastas that are okay. The trick is to not over cook it. Take the recommended time and subtract two minutes as a starting point. Also, you don't ever want to boil gluten free pasta, keep it at a simmer. Good luck! :)

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SeaJambon
SeaJambon August 26, 2012

And, assuming you are baking the cornbread (not buying) so know how to make it without adding wheat flour? Just a thought when you listed your menu...

Should all be lovely. And, expanding on vvvanessa, spaghetti squash is a fabulous stand-in veggie instead of pasta.

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laagarf
laagarf September 2, 2012

Bionaturae, Ancient Harvest, Schar. We use these regularly. In addition to the tip about simmering, and not over-cooking, you have to stir the pasta or it will stick in clumps.

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msway
msway September 28, 2012

Hi there, i know this is a bit late but I just found a list on my grocers website.
http://www.harristeeter.com/files/Yourwellness/HarrisTeeter_Gluten-Free.pdf

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Ophelia
Ophelia September 28, 2012

I really like the Trader Joe's brand corn pasta, especially with more savory sauces.

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