A Guide to Gluten-Free Pasta (and Which One We Picked as Our Favorite)

Gluten-free pasta started out humbly enough: I saw that white rice was ground to a flour and shaped into slightly mushy versions of penne rigate. Then I saw a box of quinoa pasta, and then chickpea pasta made an appearance. Now, every time I walk throu…

Gluten-free pasta started out humbly enough: I saw that white rice was ground to a flour and shaped into slightly mushy versions of penne rigate. Then I saw a box of quinoa pasta, and then chickpea pasta made an appearance. Now, every time I walk through the grocery store it feels like there's another gluten-free pasta available.

While all of these pastas can be rounded up and categorized into "gluten-free pastas," I learned after a very starchy taste test of 7 popular gluten-free pastas (chickpea pasta, red lentil pasta, black bean pasta, quinoa pasta, corn pasta, white rice pasta, and brown rice pasta) that each variation tastes incredibly different—and takes to different sauces in different ways. Here's what to use these gluten-free pastas for, and what we liked—and didn't—about each variation:

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How to Make a Grain Bowl With Whatever’s in Your Fridge

I realize that I may be alone here when I say that bowls are my favorite piece of dishware. (What, you don’t have a favorite eating vessel?)
Hear me out: Unlike plates, which waste sauce and discourage you from mixing a meal’s different components, bow…

I realize that I may be alone here when I say that bowls are my favorite piece of dishware. (What, you don't have a favorite eating vessel?)

Hear me out: Unlike plates, which waste sauce and discourage you from mixing a meal's different components, bowls are vessels that empower you to layer multiple flavors and top everything off with a grand finale of dressing. Which brings me to grain bowls.

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The 6 Best Alcohol Subscription Services (& How to Choose the Right One for You)

Drinking preferences are as varied as people: A glass of port by the campfire at sunset, Coronas and limes on the back patio every Saturday night, weekly cocktails with hand-crushed ice from the bar that calls itself a House of Mixology, or no drinks a…

Drinking preferences are as varied as people: A glass of port by the campfire at sunset, Coronas and limes on the back patio every Saturday night, weekly cocktails with hand-crushed ice from the bar that calls itself a House of Mixology, or no drinks at all.

And more often than not, knowing what your drinking style is—and learning how to navigate the wide world of drinking for yourself—can be confusing. Which cocktail should you master? Which wine is the best wine? What even counts as an artisan brewery? There are just so many options.

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The Speediest Way to Defrost Frozen Fish

How to defrost frozen fish in as little as 20 minutes—and keep yourself occupied in the meantime. Because cooked salmon is a lot more appetizing than frozen salmon.
Before I left the house this morning, I repeated the mantra, “Take the salmon out…

How to defrost frozen fish in as little as 20 minutes—and keep yourself occupied in the meantime. Because cooked salmon is a lot more appetizing than frozen salmon.

Before I left the house this morning, I repeated the mantra, "Take the salmon out of the freezer. Take the salmon out of the freezer," but over the course of the morning, it got drowned out by other mantras ("Feed the cat. Comb your hair. Drink coffee now.") and by the time I realized I'd left my dinner plans in an icy vortex, I was already on the subway.

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