Rienzi Gluten Free Corn and Rice Rigatoni

Rienzi Gluten Free Corn and Rice Rigatoni

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Rating:
1.5
On July 11, 2013
Last modified:July 20, 2013

Summary:

Nice texture when cooked properly, but the flavor is a little to corny for me (pun intended). This pasta may be alright in certain recipes, or with enough sauce to cover the corn flavor, but right now I'm disappointed. This score may change as I try this pasta in other recipes.

 

Rienzi Gluten Free Corn and Rice Rigatoni

I found this pasta in the regular pasta aisle at my super market. It’s made by Rienzi a traditional pasta company, and because of this I had high hopes, Could this be the pasta I have been looking for? Sadly no. It did have a very nice texture, but I wasn’t a big fan of the flavor.

How’s it Look?

This pasta looks good, as a matter of fact if it didn’t say gluten free on the box I would have thought it was normal pasta. It has a nice yellow color, not the dull grey of the brown rice pastas I’ve tried lately.

How’s it Taste?

After cooking this pasta it had a nice springy appearance. Most of the gluten free pastas I’ve tried are very spongy almost mushy.

You have to watch your gluten free pasta when you’re cooking it to get an al dente texture, never over cook them.

This pasta has a nice texture when I tasted it; as a matter of fact its texture may be the closest to regular pasta that I’ve tried. The flavor on the other hand is not very traditional. It has a very noticeable corn flavor. The more I ate this pasta the more I disliked it. I had it with a red marinara sauce and did not like the combination of corn flavor with red sauce and parmesan cheese.


A Certain Place a Certain Dish

My wife makes a Tex-Mex Lasagna and I think this pasta would be great in it, and it might not be so bad in a strong pesto sauce. I will try it and let you how it works out, until then I don’t think I’ll buy or use this pasta again.

Nice texture when cooked properly, but the flavor is a little to corny for me (pun intended). This pasta may be alright in certain recipes, or with enough sauce to cover the corn flavor, but right now I'm disappointed. This score may change as I try this pasta in other recipes.
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