Lettuce Discuss… How to Make Vegan Gluten Free Pasta Taste Great!
In our experience Vegan gluten free pasta tastes like cardboard!
However, we have learned (by experimenting) to make it taste great!
This is a quick and easy recipe to make.
This is all subject to how much pasta you want whether you want a lot or a little for yourself so we will assume that its one person average portion.
½ cup of Organic Brown Rice Pasta
1 Jar of Organic Vegan Marinara Sauce
Sweet Basil Pesto Sauce (we use this to add as a spice not as a sauce)
Earth Balance Vegan Soy Free Spread. (It’s the one in the Red Tub)
A palm full of almonds, optional!
(You can also add vegetables to this if you feel like but we are assuming a basic pasta marinara)
First we want to boil a pan of water.
When the water is boiling add a tablespoon of olive oil to the water. This will help to stop the pasta sticking to itself.
Then add the pasta. Be careful not to over cook the pasta as it will go limp and soggy. Check it very regularly as Vegan Gluten free pasta has a habit of over cooking really quickly.
When the pasta is cooked drain it under cold water. Leave it to sit for a minute so it drains completely.
Then get your small wok or small frying pan, place a Tablespoon of the Earth Balance soy free spread (butter) in the pan and melt the butter. Not too hot or it will burn this is all done on a really low heat.
Then add the pasta, once the pasta is in the pan we sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the “simply organic sweet pesto sauce powder” over the pasta. Then add the palm full of almonds (if desired) this gives it a nice crunch and flavour!
Fry this up, Constantly stir this (DO NOT LET IT SIT). The pasta will start sticking to the pan, (this is ok) this is what gives the pasta the flavours. You want to cook all the water out of the pasta- (don’t worry about cleanup, just soak the pan in some water and it will lift easily due to the NON GLUten) at this point you can add your desired (if any) vegetables.
Once cooked add the marinara sauce to your liking, you may like it dry or wet.
Let it cook until the sauce is hot or to your liking.
Then serve and enjoy!
This is how you keep your pasta tasting like pasta not cardboard!
Mako and Hema.