Gluten Free Pasta with Pesto Sauce

Ingredients

  • 50g pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g fresh basil
  • 50g parmesan
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500g FREEE Organic Brown Rice Fusilli
  • salt and pepper

Method

Pesto Sauce

  1. Put the pine nuts and garlic on an oven tray and roast in a hot oven for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Peel the garlic and put it into a blender with the pine nuts, basil, parmesan, salt, and pepper OR put them into the bowl of a mortar and pestle.
  3. Blend or pound everything together, adding the oil slowly, to make a paste.

Cooking the Pasta

  1. Three-quarter fill a pasta pan or extra-large saucepan with water.
  2. Add a teaspoon of salt and bring it to a rapid, rolling boil.
  3. Carefully add the pasta and boil uncovered, stirring occasionally to avoid it sticking.
  4. After 5 minutes carefully remove a piece of pasta and cut it with the side of a fork. If the pasta resists, continue to boil and repeat the fork test every minute until it is ‘al dente’ and just cuts through the pasta.
  5. Drain the pasta into a colander over the sink.

Pasta with Pesto Sauce

  1. Shake the colander then tip the pasta into the frying pan.
  2. Add the pesto sauce to the pan, stir and serve immediately.