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I have been eating rice pasta, but I want to try something new. I have found that I like it, but the cooking process is what I am having trouble with. It goes from under cooked to over cooked way too fast. I was hoping to find some other varieties of grains. What do people like? I really like the texture of wheat spaghetti so I was wondering if anyone knew ones that are like that?

Oh yeah, any suggestions need to be ones that I can buy in the store, not online. Thanks.

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I have been eating rice pasta, but I want to try something new. I have found that I like it, but the cooking process is what I am having trouble with. It goes from under cooked to over cooked way too fast. I was hoping to find some other varieties of grains. What do people like? I really like the texture of wheat spaghetti so I was wondering if anyone knew ones that are like that?

Oh yeah, any suggestions need to be ones that I can buy in the store, not online. Thanks.

I really like Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta. It seems to hold up a little bit better and doesn't get mushy.

Inside the box, it's also wrapped in plastic to maintain it's freshness and safe from buggies. :)

Not all stores carry it, but you can check their options at: www.quinoa.net


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Although it's a rice pasta, I've really liked Tinkyada - it cooked longer and seemed to have a firmer texture than the other rice pastas we had. Also, if you cooked it for the last couple of minutes in the sauce rather than the water, it absorbed the sauce nicely into the pasta and added a good flavor.

Corn pasta I wouldn't recommend - the taste had never seemed right, for me.

The quinoa pastas, like Ancient harvest, have had mixed reviews in my family. Some liked it, some hated it. Although that company does make a quinoa and WHEAT version of the same pasta, so that's always one to double check the box for.


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We have had very good results with the Tinkyada brown rice pasta. We weren't as impressed with their white rice pasta.


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Another vote for Tinkyada Brown Rice Pastas. Our favorite is the spaghetti--the trick is to use a large pan with a lot of salted, boiling water. Stir often, and begin testing for the doneness you prefer about 5 minutes or so before the package directions say to.


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I really like Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta. It seems to hold up a little bit better and doesn't get mushy.

Inside the box, it's also wrapped in plastic to maintain it's freshness and safe from buggies. :)

Not all stores carry it, but you can check their options at: www.quinoa.net

This is our favorite, too. We also like Mrs. Leeper's corn pastas. We've tried the Tinkyada several times and we just can't get used to it. Something about the texture seems off to us. We've tried different cooking times, etc. and we always get the same results.

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I also like the Ancient Harvest Quinoa. My DH who doesn't appreciate many gluten-free foods likes this and doesn't notice a difference. I did find that if you order it online you can get a better price, however, it was on sale at my local grocery store recently. It's the one I find most commonly in the local grocery stores.

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We have had very good results with the Tinkyada brown rice pasta. We weren't as impressed with their white rice pasta.

Where would I find this at? The area I live in doesn't have any gluten-free food shops! Thank you.

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I also like Tinkyada. I buy it at Whole Foods or Sprouts but you can also order it online. I'm Italian and was so freaked out about pasta until I found Tinkyada tasted "normal".


Lots of doctors diagnosed me with lots of things including IBS, lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance, and quite a few of them threw up their hands in total confusion.

Had GI symptoms, allergy symptoms and unexplained illness my whole life.

Jan. 2010 Diagnosed celiac at the age of 40.

Ready to get well and get on with my life!

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I also like Tinkyada. I buy it at Whole Foods or Sprouts but you can also order it online. I'm Italian and was so freaked out about pasta until I found Tinkyada tasted "normal".

Glad to know you like it also. May I ask....online where??????? Do you possibly have a web site for it?

Thanks so much.

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I have been eating rice pasta, but I want to try something new. I have found that I like it, but the cooking process is what I am having trouble with. It goes from under cooked to over cooked way too fast. I was hoping to find some other varieties of grains. What do people like? I really like the texture of wheat spaghetti so I was wondering if anyone knew ones that are like that?

Oh yeah, any suggestions need to be ones that I can buy in the store, not online. Thanks.

I personally like jasmine and basmati rice. I also just invested in a rice cooker because i sucked at cooking it. I find the jasmine and basmati aren't as bad for you as white. I do like brown rice but have to try it it in the cooker. Rice spaghetti and noodles are also delicious. You have to be careful not to overcook it them it doesn't take long to cook. I throw in olive oil, veggies, and scrambled eggs for a nice thai like meal

Loey

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My husband who is not a gluten intolerant/celiac prefers Ancient Harvest Quinoa because he says it tastes like "real" pasta. I myself hate it. I personally prefer rice pastas because I think they have more flavor. I have not tried Tinkyada, we just buy DeBoles because its cheaper. But common consensus says Tinkyada is good. So that will be my next try.


Gluten Free since Oct. 1, 2010
Fish/Seafood Free since 1997
Chocolate Free (with a few taste tests to see if I'm just crazy) since 2001.
Officially Dairy free 8/5/2013 (mostly dairy free before that, but I like my cheese and things) (dx'd officially with lactose intolerance, suspect casein too though)
Esophagitis dx'd 8/5/2013 thus doing a diet devoid of acidic foods and stuff

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I really like Trader Joe's Brown Rice pasta. It's really good as long as you don't over cook it (key to all gluten-free pastas in my opinion). I don't think it costs any more than traditional pasta either.


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

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I love pasta made from mungo beans. It tastes so much better than grain pasta. Not sure if and where you can buy it in US - I'm now back in Czech republic and the choices here are so different.

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Another vote for Tinkyada. I find that even after cooking, I warm it up in the microwave and really like it. I can't wait to start eating dairy so that I can have my favorite spaghetti and cheese dish!!

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Where would I find this at? The area I live in doesn't have any gluten-free food shops! Thank you.

I've seen it in Kroger or Walmart stores that have a gluten- free section.

Was just looking through my stash of stuff to see what color the packaging is, but i don't seem to have the brown rice macaroni right now... their other pasta varieties, each variety is a different dark color back ground, w/ some gold coloring.


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I tried tinkyada last night... ITS HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gluten Free since Oct. 1, 2010
Fish/Seafood Free since 1997
Chocolate Free (with a few taste tests to see if I'm just crazy) since 2001.
Officially Dairy free 8/5/2013 (mostly dairy free before that, but I like my cheese and things) (dx'd officially with lactose intolerance, suspect casein too though)
Esophagitis dx'd 8/5/2013 thus doing a diet devoid of acidic foods and stuff

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I LOVE Tinkyada's Spinach and Brown Rice Spaghetti. I buy it by the dozen off a well known website. It's heavenly with tomato sauce and it reheats well. You do have to test it periodically to find the right point to stop cooking, but that should be true with any pasta. I have always liked Thai Kitchen's rice noddles too when I can find them.


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as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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My favorite is Scharr but you can only get some of the cool shapes in Europe. Their flat lasagne noodles work great. I eat Deboles now most of the time just because that's the only thing I can get in my rural area.


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I've tried Schar and do like it, as well as Tinkyada. I've bought Sam Mills but haven't tried it yet and it was inexpensive at $1.99/lb. I recently found Heartland at Wal-Mart for $1.98/12 oz. Tried the spaghetti and liked it. They have 3 shapes available. I understand about the rural area...we don't have a Whole Foods or Wegman's in sight.


Sylvia

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Endoscopy with Positive Biopsy - April 9, 2010

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I have been eating rice pasta, but I want to try something new. I have found that I like it, but the cooking process is what I am having trouble with. It goes from under cooked to over cooked way too fast. I was hoping to find some other varieties of grains. What do people like? I really like the texture of wheat spaghetti so I was wondering if anyone knew ones that are like that?

Oh yeah, any suggestions need to be ones that I can buy in the store, not online. Thanks.

hodgson mill all natural brown rice pasta penne with golden milled flax seed

I like it for pasta with parmesan cheese it is very tasty and I don't find it to be mushy. I have tried a lot of them this one is my favorite so far. I did buy a less expensive one from my local grocery store under $2 for a bag of brown rice gluten free pasta. I have yet to try that one but I will.

That is one of the crazy things about this diet it does send your grocery bill higher especially in the beginning when trying lots of new things.

I asked my local grocery to bring in udis bread they did and they charge $4 something vs $6 + at some of the higher priced markets in my area.

good luck

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Thank you for all your suggestions. This makes the guessing game a lot easier. :)

Ancient harvest quinoa and my kids eat it and can't tell the difference. I just cook it a little longer than it says so it's not too rubbery.

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