If you love pasta but prefer not to eat white flour or can’t because it contains gluten, then you may want to try brown-rice pasta. Made from brown rice, the pasta has a similar consistency and taste to white-flour pasta, yet it contains a greater amount of fiber and protein, which helps your body digest it at a slower rate. Whole grains also contain an ample amount of nutrients, which white-flour foods tend to lose during the milling process. Preparing brown-rice pasta is similar to cooking regular pasta and can be used in its place for almost any recipe.
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Place 4 quarts of water in a large pot. Put the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil.
Pour 10-oz. — or one box — of brown-rice pasta into the boiling water.
Add 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. oil to the water if you choose. The oil can help the pasta from sticking together. Alternately, stir the pasta while it is cooking to prevent it from sticking.
Cook the pasta for 10 minutes in boiling water.
Remove the pasta from heat after 10 minutes. Drain the pasta in a strainer and rinse with cold water for 30 to 60 seconds.
Top the pasta with your favorite sauce, vegetables, cheese or meat and serve.