I normally eat brown rice pasta, but decided to try a new brand of corn pasta I saw on the shelves at my grocery store – San Zenone’s 100% organic corn pasta from Prairie Harvest.
Corn pasta tends to be a bit more expensive than brown rice pasta, but it tastes less “nutty” than rice pasta and doesn’t get gummy when you cook it. I actually found San Zenone tasted much like what I remember wheat pasta tasting like, so this might be a good one to try if you’re new to gluten-free pasta. I had it with some tomatoes, olives and oil, and found I didn’t need a thick sauce to help camouflage the taste.
The corn is grown in the San Zenone region of Northern Italy. The pasta literally contains only corn flour and water, which I think is crazy; even wheat pasta needs some eggs to hold it together.
San Zenone also carries a rice pasta, but I haven’t seen it in my grocery store. The pasta is certified organic, wheat-free, gluten-free and Kosher.