WFGF Fettuccine - artisticWhen people first go gluten free they’re logically concerned with what they’ll eat. They worry about having to find replacements for bread, crackers, cookies and pasta. Fortunately, pasta is an easy one because there are good gluten-free substitutes that an entire family can enjoy with gluten-eaters not noticing a difference.

Except for pasta salad. Until now I haven’t found a pasta that holds up and still tastes good cold. On a recent trip to Wisconsin I ran across RP’s Pasta in the refrigerated section. This certified gluten-free pasta was developed by Wisconsin chef Peter Robertson and uses California grown brown rice flour as its primary ingredient. Since the pasta is refrigerated and fresh, not dried in a box, it cooks up in about two minutes. It has the same al dente texture as traditional pasta and that texture holds up even when served cold the next day. It did wonderfully in my simple pasta salad. 

RP’s uses artisan pasta making techniques that include making pasta in small batches on Italian machines using a hand rolled process. Gluten free pasta options include: linguini, fettuccine, fusilli, lasagna sheets and spinach fettuccine.

This pasta has a 12-week shelf life and can be found in the refrigerated section in retail locations across the country or online at Gluten Free Mall, The Silly Yak Bakery or Amazon.com.