Monday, September 20, 2010

Tuna and Pasta Joy!

What is Tinkyada? Tinkyada is whole grain pasta made with rice and water. A Pasta Joy for the tummy since their factory machines are solely dedicated to rice pasta and no other grain to prevent cross-grain contamination. They are serious about their product, and I'm seriously in love with all their gluten-free pastas. For today's dish I chose their pasta spirals.

The first time I bought a bag I was hesitant because brown rice in general needs a good 40 minutes for it to cook thoroughly, but brown rice pasta? I figured it would take an hour. It took 16 minutes for the pasta to cook which gave me plenty of time to prep my other ingredients.

Below is Tinkyada pasta, yes it's GLUTEN FREE pasta and it tastes delicious.

I diced the celery and onions.

The tuna I bought came in chunks so I used my hands to shredded it. I could use a fork instead but I love playing with my food. By the way, since I'm using tuna in olive oil do toss in the oil that's been marinating in tuna. The flavors will accentuate this pasta dish.

Once I mixed my onions, celery and tuna in oil, I squeezed the juice of a lemon and finished it off with a dash of salt and black pepper.

And there you have it. A quick and yummy gluten-free pasta and tuna.

Al dente perfecto!

Makes 6 servings

1 bag of Tinkyada organic brown rice pasta (cook pasta per directions on package)
1 jar or can of 6 oz. of your favorite tuna in oil (my picks Cento and Tonnino)
1 medium red onion, diced
4-5 celery stalks, diced
1 lemon
salt and pepper to your taste


Anonymous said...

This looks delicious! Quick and easy. Must try this.

2-12 said...

Looks delicioush! I would just add some multi colored peppers in mine. Are these your photos? Great job on the site. love it

Claudia said...

Hey Noemi thanks! Yeah I took the photos I'm still trying to work that out LOL

Yum to the peppers sadly my hubby is allergic to it. :(