DeBoles Gluten-Free Rice Noodles Review
Every now and again the husband’s parents have the family over for Sunday dinner. During the summer we usually grill out, which makes it easy for them to make something vegan (Boca burgers anyone?). The winter is a different beast, though.
There’s usually quite a few of us over at their house, along with all of our kids, and I’m the only vegan (though the husband and little one are vegetarians). Not only am I vegan, but I also watch my intake of refined foods as much as possible, especially breads and pastas.
Spaghetti is an easy meal that generally pleases everyone – my mother-in-law can make meat-free spaghetti sauce and a big batch of noodles and it makes everyone happy. Since I’ve been trying to cut most of the gluten out of my diet recently, though, I thought I’d bring these gluten-free rice noodles over last Sunday to try out instead of our regular wheat noodles.
Though I’m not big on pasta as it is, I have to say that I couldn’t tell the difference between these and our regular whole wheat noodles. They are simply made out of rice and corn flour and the nutritional data is near identical to the whole wheat version. They cooked up the same – same amount of time, same texture, etc.
Overall, I was quite pleased with these noodles and even though they were quite a bit more expensive than their whole wheat counterparts (about $3.99/8oz vs $1.19/16oz), since I eat pasta infrequently I was ok with spending a bit more for the gluten-free version.
So, if you’re gluten intolerant or are just looking to cut back a bit on your gluten intake (perhaps you have a seitan habit you’d like to keep in tact 🙂 ), then I definitely recommend giving these a shot. They are so similar to regular wheat noodles (it’s been so long since I’ve had white pasta that I can’t give an accurate comparison) that I doubt anyone would notice if you swapped them out.
Do you eat gluten-free? Any gluten-free products you’d recommend?