Jovial Foods Brown Rice Pasta

By | Dec 19, 2012

If you’ve followed my posts on Gluten-Free Hot Products, then you know I’m a huge fan of quick and easy meals.  With all of the holiday shopping and family gatherings this weekend, I was definitely in need of a quick meal, so I thought it would be the perfect time to try out Jovial Foods Brown Rice Pasta.

Jovial Foods Brown Rice Pasta: Pasta in Bag

Jovial Foods’ Brown Rice Pasta

One of my go-to dinners is a pasta dish, topped with steamed broccoli, red, yellow and orange peppers, garlic, grilled chicken and a whole lot of spices.  Since my cupboards were slightly bare this weekend, I had to forgo my peppers and chicken, but I made a quick substitute with some pre-sliced salad almonds for that extra crunch.  One of the many things I learned in college is that when you’re out of olive oil to make a light oil and garlic sauce for pasta, a vinaigrette-type salad dressing works just as well (if not better).  So, short on time and oil, I reached for my salad dressing to toss on the steamed broccoli, pasta and almond slices.

Jovial Foods' Brown Rice Pasta: Pasta with Broccoli

The brown rice pasta had a great taste and texture!

I was pretty pleased with the pasta.  It finished cooking in a flash and it was not gummy or mushy in the least.  I didn’t have any issues with the pasta sticking to each other and I thought it had a great flavor.  It was comparable to wheat pasta in its shape and texture, but it had a different taste to it (but not in a bad way at all).  Have you ever eaten pasta that sort of went to mush after you added a red sauce on top?  Even though I went with a light dressing instead of a heavy sauce, I definitely think the brown rice pasta can hold up a nice, thick sauce with some spaghetti and meatballs.

So, next time you’re short on time but don’t want to skimp on flavor, give Jovial Foods’ Brown Rice Pasta a try.  Let me know what you think!

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