My review of Rizopia organic brown rice pasta

Recently I was sent some new gluten free brown rice pasta to review,  Rizopia was Winner of a Free From award 2013 for gluten free pasta, I was keen to try it.

The pasta is free from Gluten, Wheat, Egg, Milk, Corn and Nuts an impressive start!

I was sent a variety of pastas including Lasagne. Penne, Fettuccine,

Shaped pasta for children called Fantasia (with fun shapes like fish, hearts, bicycles, footballs )

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Spaghetti and Elbow ( macaroni )

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Gluten free Pasta has always been a favourite in my house  but recently due to the fact that I am trying to live grain free I had rather forgotten to buy it for the family. They were very happy to have it back on the menu.

First we tried the Fusilli, they were very impressed. We liked the texture and flavour. This pasta does need a good rinse with boiling water when drained, because it is made from rice and was quite starchy.

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I served with a savoury mince sauce covered in grated cheese

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Next we tried the Penne, I decided to make my men folk a pasta bake using a homemade bolognese sauce.

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This was a winner with my family

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If these two pasta’s are anything to go by the family will love all of the varieties of pasta from Rizopia.

I am looking forward to making some macaroni cheese using the Elbow pasta

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Rizopia is produced in Toronto in Canada and is currently available to buy from Ocado and Amazon RRP £3.99 for 500g

Here is Rizopia website

follow on Twitter here @rizopia 

and Facebook Rizopia

This Pasta is available to registered Coeliacs on the NHS

Recipe ideas from Rizopia here

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Gluten free pizza at its best!

Yesterday my husband and I took a 45 mins drive to Kingston especially to have lunch at Bruschetta restaurant on London road. We were welcomed and seated by the window. The restaurant was not overly busy, but I had not taken any chances and had booked a table.

Parking is not easy but suggest Asda car park is your best bet. Perfect to pick up any shopping on your way home. It has a 2 hr limit so if you are after a leisurely lunch then maybe worth looking closer to the town centre. There is certainly plenty of choice on the menu. Lots of delicious starters, mains and puds.

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The Pizzas range from £7.90 to £11.50. We both decided on the gluten free Alex Corbisiero favourite, which consists of buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, italian sausage, diced chicken and spicy salami. The pizzas arrived promptly and were straight out of the oven and very hot. I was beyond excited! I don’t have pizza very often so this was a real treat. It had the thinnest stone baked base, crispy and a good size. The topping was quite runny which I loved. Buffalo mozzarella melted into the tomato base just perfect! My favourite of the pizzas I have tried there so far.

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We both thoroughly enjoyed our pizzas very much. Feeling very satisfied we decided to share a pudding. I chose for us the Caprese the chocolate, almond and hazelnut cake. Gluten free, homemade and served with cream or ice cream. Naughty but oh so nice!

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The cake was soon devoured, a definite 10\10 at £4.25 I thought it was a fair price. Desserts range from £3.50 to £4.25.

It was lovely to go out to eat, in the confidence that Chef Julia being gluten intolerant herself, and her team know all about gluten intolerance. They can also cater for other food intolerances too.

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I can recommend this Italian restaurant not only for its great pizzas and fresh pasta.

But also as a place to pick up gluten free pasta, breadsticks, biscuits. A take away service is also available for pizzas and pizza bases can be purchased to,

for baking at home.

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I look forward to returning again soon, many more things to try!