Product: CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi – $5.50+
Before I was diagnosed as a Celiac, one of my favorite cuisines was Italian food. Guess what? It still is. Growing up, my favorite dinner was my mom’s spaghetti. When my friends had me over for dinner…spaghetti was often on the menu. I was in love with everything about pasta.
But it took a trip to Ireland back when I had my first taste of gnocchi. Yep. Ireland. But then, I was obsessed with it. Little puffy pastas made of flour and potato. Heavenly.
But then…with my diagnosis…gnocchi was off the menu. Sure, there were plenty of recipes out on the Internet for gluten-free gnocchi, but it all just seemed so time consuming. I later discovered a couple of brands of frozen gnocchi. One was horrible. One was good. But, those were the only two times I had it…aside from my one time I made gluten-free pumpkin gnocchi. But none of it equaled up to the “real” thing.
So, you can imagine my excitement when my Winter (December) Cuisine Cube arrived in the mail this past month. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I am completely in love with my subscription to Cuisine Cube. Cuisine Cube is a monthly delivery system that brings amazing and delicious to your door. This team of enthusiastic eaters, food professionals, and allergy sufferers from New York City created this gluten-free delivery service to bring lesser-known brands, made by small artisan producers that taste better and are better for you than those gluten-free brands available in supermarkets around the country, to your very own front door. Honestly…check them out and give it a try. It’s my favorite part of each month. Hands down.
In this month’s Cuisine Cube, I received six fantastic and new-to-me products! YAY! I have already reviewed one product from the December cube…but tonight I am reviewing another one. Because tonight was my belated New Year’s Eve party with my friend Jenn in Columbus, Ohio. Jenn does not have to eat gluten-free. She’s Italian. And she, much like me, loves food. We normally cook something at least once on my visit…and I tweeted to her earlier this week about what to do for dinner.
Well, I mentioned that I had a package of CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi that I could bring with me. She said that sounded great…and we would make Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) to accompany it. And why not? Italian main dish, Brazilian side. This…is what we do. We mix things up.
Well, we got the bread (which is naturally gluten-free!) going in the oven and then set out to make the gnocchi. SO easy.
CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi takes less than five minutes to cook. No joke. Bring water to a boil…and add some salt. Then, add the pasta and allow it to cook until the gnocchi rises to the top. Then let it cook for an additional two minutes, drain, and then serve with your favorite sauce. Yep…that easy.
The CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi cooked up perfectly. Honest-to-goodness pillows of potato pasta. They floated to the top and when drained…looked stunning. Jenn mixed them with a little bit of sauce and dinner was served. I couldn’t wait to give it a taste.
Jenn, my roommate Cathy, and I have all taste-tested the other two brands of gluten-free gnocchi together. We are true gnocchi lovers. Especially Jenn! So…this was a big deal. We’ve had one hit and one miss. But the CoraBella…the CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi…was a home run. The gnocchi itself was very light and soft and…amazing. When your Italian friend says, “This tastes like regular gnocchi!”…you know…you just know that it’s good. And it was. It was beyond good. The pasta didn’t stick together when cooking. The pasta was soft and amazing. It paired well with the red sauce, but it would also be amazing crisped up by sauteeing it in a pan with butter. It was this fantastic bowl of light, fluffy, doughy pasta goodness. SO good. I was beyond impressed. I am planning on hitting up the Cuisine Cube Stock Up site for more. This must forever be in my pantry.
There is a reason that the gluten-free gnocchi is one of CoraBella’s best selling pastas. This pasta is made in Italy using the best raw materials from selected mills so that they can put out a genuine pasta that tastes like it was straight out of Italy. They are doing it right. Trust me. I am so happy with this product. My stomach is still happy with this product. If you haven’t tried CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi…you need to. Stat.
Let’s talk about ingredients, shall we? The CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi is made from rice flour, water, potato starch, salt, lactic acid, and potassium sorbate. It is not only gluten-free, but also sugar free, cholesterol free, and virtually fat free.
As for nutrition goes, a package of the CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi serves 4 people. A serving size is about 4 ounces each. In this serving, you will be eating 210 calories and 0.5 grams of fat. A serving also provides 300 mg sodium and 0 grams of sugar. This serving of gnocchi has 1 gram of fiber and 4 grams of protein.
Seriously…the best gluten-free gnocchi you will ever eat. Amazing. It really is. If you haven’t checked out Cuisine Cube yet…what are you waiting for? And if you’ve never heard of CoraBella Gluten Free Rice and Potato Gnocchi yet…what are you waiting for? Find it. Order it. Enjoy it.
Trust me on this one. There is nothing out there that compares. Just simply the best.