I don’t think it can really be debated, that pasta is perhaps the ultimate comfort food. After a long day, when you’re feeling suuuper hungry, a great bit bowl of delicious pasta can often be just what you fancy! Whilst this was very much a regular meal of mine growing up, it’s not something that would really agree with me now and would leave me feeling really rather bloated and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are now some great gluten free pasta options, made without wheat. This one in particular is made from brown rice and to be honest, I don’t think that it tastes all that different from regular wholewheat pasta. It’s a really simple swap to introduce into your lifestyle, as well as being affordable and delicious too!
This pasta dish is perhaps one of the most simple combinations that I could have gone for, but that’s not to say that it’s not bursting with flavour. Although I was partial to a really rich and cream laden spaghetti carbonara as a child, I often opted for the standard penne pasta with plain tomato sauce and found it absolutely delicious! That’s pretty much what this pasta is, but a kind of more grown up version; with lots of garlic, caramelised onions and some parma ham to give a nice hint of that lovely salty flavour. It also takes about 10 minutes to whip up from start to finish.. which I think is pretty speedy for a dinner made from scratch don’t you? I mean, there really is no excuse to not eat a good meal, when you can create something with wholesome ingredients so quick and easily.
This would also be a good thing to take along for work lunches. I don’t know about you, but I used to get pretty bored of sandwiches when I was at school, so used to love taking various different soups and pasta dishes to mix things up a little. So, if you’re looking for something really quick, easy, comforting and tasty.. then this might be just the recipe!