Let me introduce you to a few less superior pastas first...
When I found I was gluten free, that first day, I wanted pasta. Crying, I went to Trader Joes because that was the only place I knew that had gluten free anything. I bought a few boxes of their pasta to make for dinner. All I have to say is, I kept crying when I ate it. It was HORRIBLE! I thought maybe its just this first experience and tried it again. Cried again at how horrible it was. WARNING! Stay away from Trader Joes Gluten Free pasta!!! I give this pasta 0 (zero) stars. Good effort Trader Joes, but try harder PLEASE!
The next pasta I tried was Bionaturae (pronounced bee-oh-na-too-ray). I have to say I felt much better when tasting this pasta. It was definately better than the Trader Joes brand, but still wasn't the taste I wanted. It was definitely edible is all I can say. I give this pasta 3 1/2 stars.
Glutino... made with brown rice. You don't put marinara on rice. I still wasn't pleased, still taste gluten free, but it was a bit better than Trader Joes. I give this pasta 3 stars.
If your looking to make an Asian dish that's gluten free you found your pasta. No really this is another brown rice pasta. It does cook well, but not the taste of REAL pasta. I give this pasta 3 stars.
Now we're getting somewhere. A mixture of flours they have corn and rice pastas available. They cook up nice and actually taste decent with marinara sauce. DeBoles got close, but not close enough. I give them 4 stars.
And now what you have been waiting for! My far SUPERIOR pasta reveal...
Schar (can you hear the horns?) The taste you miss of glutenous pasta exists!
I cant say enough good things about Schar pasta. My friend, Karen Fine, gave me a bag of this pasta to try. That night, of course, we had pasta for dinner. As I was boiling the water and cooking the pasta I took a noodle to my husband to see if its cooked to his liking. He said it was perfect. I went back to the stove, took a noodle out of the pot and as I was about to eat it he yelled at me! He started yelling, "Don't eat it! Its cooked perfect! STOP!" Of course I ate it! He thought it wasn't gluten free. He literally had to come over and look at the package before he believed me. That was proof enough that this would be the pasta we would stick with.
Marinara sauce? FABULOUS! Other sauces? FABULOUS! The thing with Schar pasta is you have to cook it exactly like the directions tell you. Boil the water first... cook and stir... all that. Yes, they do use rice flour in their pasta's and unlike other manufacturers with 2 or 3 types of rice flour they taste nothing like rice. This pasta... I give it 5+ stars!
If you have a gluten free pasta, I didn't mention, that you like... fill me in please. I would love to hear about it.
Mangia bene, vivi felice! Buon appetito!
Happy eating (gluten free pasta), learning and living! Gluten Free...