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Baking our Brown Rice Pasta

Soon, new packaging will be hitting shelves and each box will include a recipe that will change every few months for each variety. We have been busy developing, testing and photographing nearly 50 recipes and that means tasting a lot of jovial pasta, prepared in many ways. We found that our brown rice pasta bakes so nicely, holding its firmness and tasting so close to wheat pasta. Here is a simple recipe for you to try at home.

BAKED BROWN RICE PENNE AL FORNO

Ingredients

½ small onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 cup ricotta cheese

2 tbsp. parsley, minced

1 egg, beaten

¾ cup grated cheese

½ cup grated mozzarella

18 oz. organic crushed tomatoes

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, simmer garlic, onion, olive oil and tomatoes with salt to taste for 15 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg and whisk with ricotta and grated cheese. Add parsley and salt to taste.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, but drain at 7 minutes, adding a few tablespoons of cooking water to the ricotta mixture.
  • Toss with sauce and cheese mixture. Add to 9 x 13 inch baking dish. 
  • Top with grated mozzarella.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.