I decided to branch out this morning and try something different for lunch.
I picked up a box of gluten free brown rice pasta. I haven't had too much success with gluten free pastas. It seems like the noodles turn to mush fast. I discovered cooking them one minute below the instructions on the box seems to be curing that issue. After digging through the fridge to see what I could pair with the penne, I landed on a bag of broccoli slaw mix and an easy peanut sauce. Tasty!
Asian Peanut Penne
Make gluten free by using all gluten free ingredients
2 cups cooked, cooled penne (4oz dry)
2 cups broccoli slaw mix (with red cabbage and shredded carrots)
4 scallions sliced diagonal
...In a separate bowl whisk...
1 1/2 Tbls natural peanut butter
1 1/2 Tbls Tamari (soy sauce)
1 1/2 Tbls sesame oil
1 1/2 Tbls lime juice
2 Tbls water
1 tsp agave
1 small clove garlic, minced
Stir all together and enjoy!
Makes four 1-cup servings - 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving.