Two friends recently e-mailed me about a product called Sam Mills Pasta d’oro, which one had discovered in an Italian restaurant in New York City when she ordered a gluten-free pasta dish. Expecting a bland pasta, she was pleasantly surprised by the flavorful pasta with a firm texture so she asked the server about the dish and he told her the restaurant uses a gluten-free pasta called Pasta d’oro – a corn pasta made with corn flour and water.
Made by the Sam Mills company of Rumania in a gluten-free facility in the European Union, Pasta d’oro is free of gluten, dairy, soy, egg, and cholesterol and full of taste, texture, and deliciousness.
Easy and quick to make, Pasta d’oro corn pasta cooks up in less than 10 minutes and can be used in place of any wheat pasta. Each 2 ounce serving has about 200 calories with 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, no sodium, and less than 1 gram of sugar (low glycemic) and fat. But the best attributes of this pasta are the taste and texture which are similar to pasta made from wheat.
Pasta d’oro literally means “golden pasta” with the gluten-free variety produced in nine (9) shapes: Penne Rigate (penne), Tubetti Rigati (tubular), Cornetti Rigati (macaroni), Conchiletti (shells), Fusilli, Lasagna Corti (cut lasagna noodles), Rigatoni,Spaghetti, and Fettucine. Packaged in sealed plastic bags, Pasta d’oro is available at grocery stores nationwide or on-line through www.amazon.com for about $2.50 per 16-ounce bag.
So, thank you Ellen, and thank you, Dania for letting me know about one great gluten-free product.