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Why You’ll Love Brown Rice Penne Rigate
Penne is a traditional style of pasta with a cylindrical, hollow shape that comes in two varieties; penne lisce, which has a smooth exterior, and penne rigate, which has “furrows” or ridges that help it hold hearty sauces. While it has historically been made with white flour, there are recently more varieties made with whole grains and gluten free grains on the market. No matter what your dietary needs or taste preference is, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from, like Jovial Brown Rice Penne.
Jovial’s Brown Rice Penne is a fantastic choice for anyone sensitive to wheat or gluten, or for those who just want to add more fiber to their diet. Made from the family founded and operated Jovial Foods, Inc., these noodles are made entirely of 100 percent organic brown rice and water. Cooked in the traditional ‘al dente’ fashion, Jovial’s Brown Rice Penne has great texture, and is versatile enough to be used year round in classic Italian dishes, adapted for modern flavors, or chilled for pasta salads. Each serving contains 210 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 5 grams of protein, plus a serving of whole grains—making it not only a tasty comfort food, but a healthy addition to any diet.
Health Benefits of Brown Rice
High in Fiber: Brown rice contains 3.5 grams of fiber per serving while white rice has about .5 grams for the same portion size. A diet rich in fiber promotes heart health and proper digestion, and helps to protect the body from diseases. The fiber in brown rice helps to keep blood sugar levels consistent, allowing people to enjoy their carbs while avoiding the energy spikes “carb crashes” associated with refined carbohydrates like white rice.
Gluten-Free: Brown rice products such as Jovial Brown Rice Penne are 100 percent gluten-free, making them a great food choice for anyone suffering from gluten sensitivities, celiac disease, fighting off a yeast (candida) overgrowth in their intestines, or trying to manage inflammation in their body.
Whole Grain: The refining process used for white rice, white flour, and other similar products removes the bran and the germ from each grain, which ultimately means a loss of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. In fact, manufacturers often add them back into their foods, which accounts for labels like “enriched flour” on grocery store shelves. In whole grains like this, those benefits are naturally still intact. For adults, the USDA recommends three to seven servings of whole grains per dayas part of an optimal diet plan.
High in Nutrients: Brown rice is rich in magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, and niacin, and B6, among other vitamins and minerals. One cup also contains nearly 90 percent of a day’s allowance of manganese, which assists the body’s metabolic functions and bone health.
Protects Against Neurodegenerative disorders: Research suggests that brown rice helps to keep neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia at bay, largely due to its high levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid.
Keeps Hearts Healthy: The high levels of fiber, selenium, and other nutrients and minerals naturally found in brown rice help promote good cardiovascular health, reducing the risks of stroke, hypertension, and other vascular disease. Additionally, selenium promotes improved thyroid function.
Antioxidants: Brown rice contains high levels of antioxidants which protect the body against free radical damage and may reduce the risks of heart disease.
Healthy Bones: Organic brown rice contains high levels of magnesium and manganese, which, along with calcium, are the body’s best defenders against degenerative bone conditions such as osteoporosis.
Enjoy These Healthy Penne Recipes
Brown Rice Penne Rigate with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto and Parmesan
Jovial Brown Rice Pennegoes well with traditional Italian flavors such as tomato and olive oil. Cook your penne per the instructions on the box before tossing it with ½ cup of Santini’s Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and a splash or two of your favorite olive oil, such as Thrive's own Organic Olive Oil. Serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper at the table.
Not many dishes are as comforting as a bowl of hot, cheesy pasta right from the oven. Spray a baking pan with olive oil, toss your cooked penne pasta with a delicious pasta sauce, such as our very own Thrive Market Organic Marinara, cover with mozzarella cheese, and bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Penne with Roasted Garlic, Tomato, and Spinach.
More about Jovial Foods
Jovial Foods, Inc., was founded by husband and wife team Carla and Rodolfo in response to their daughter’s many health struggles, which they discovered was linked to a sensitivity to modern wheat. With Jovial Foods, the couple aimed to create high quality, gluten-free products based on ancient grains (such as einkorn, a.k.a. “nature’s original wheat”) and other traditional methods. Today their brand includes a variety of wheat free and einkorn flours, cookies, and pastas as well as beans, olive oils, and sauces made from ingredients off their farm.
Reviews For Brown Rice Penne Rigate
Based on 19 Reviews
Wonderful delicious gluten free pasta perfect for any meal that calls for pasta
Not bad at all
Brown Rice Penne Rigate
Yummy tasting pasta
brown rice penne rigate
No one including myself that l served this too really cared for the taste of this. Very little of it was eaten, had to dispose of the majority of it.
- carol crouch
Love Jovial foods
We try to stick to ancient grains and Jovial makes it easy. We love these!!!
Brown rice renne
I make alot of pasta/veggie combos, since I don't eat meat. This penne was great!
- Patti Peters
The brown rice penne was excellent
Very good! I cooked with garlic hummus , it was delicious.
Brown rice penne rig ate.
It is an excellent product. Plan on ordering more
This is the best tasting healthy pasta you will eat! Try it you will like it.
Brown Rice Penne Rigate
I could not tell this product from regular wheat based pasta. Very satisfactory.
Best Gluten-Free Pasta
I have tried many gluten-free pastas and this brand is the best! It tastes and has the same texture as regular pasta but without all the discomfort from eating wheat. Highly recommended.
I was expecting this to taste gritty and bad but surprisingly I LOVED this pasta! It's the closest to regular pasta I've been able to find :) Love it!
Just like regular pasta!
This is the best GF pasta I've found so far. Tender and nice flavor.
BROWN RICE PASTA
- ANNE MARIE FLORESTAN
GF Done Right
This company really knows what it's doing in making a good GF pasta!
The Jovial brown rice pasta are a pantry staple for us. The cooking time is more ~12 min than ~9 min as indicated on the box.
Great gluten free pasta!
Best GF pasta I have found. Nice al dente bite without being gummy. Perfect cooked in soups and sauces.
Great price for this wonderful pasta
Love it so much we used to order it straight from Italy. Great company. Amazing flavor.