The Different Types of Gluten Free Noodles

Gluten free foods are hugely popular with consumers looking to stay healthy and to minimise the negative effects of glute: a protein that is found primarily in wheat, and which tends to cause problems in the digestive tract. These issues can range from the common feeling of bloating and discomfort that we may experience after a gluten heavy meal, to pain and the medical side-effects of conditions such as IBS or celiac disease.

Wheat can seem like a challenging ingredient to avoid initially, especially as pasta, bread and cereals are mainstays of the standard western diet. But thankfully, there is a wide range of delicious alternative ingredients that can be used to make fantastic dishes.

One of the best of these is gluten free rice noodles, which are ideal for making any kind of Asian inspired dish. There are plenty of gluten free noodles to choose from too, depending on what you are cooking and what your preferences are. Let's take a look at some of the best to try.

1. Buckwheat noodles

Nourishing, wheat and gluten free, these noodles are made from the seeds of a plant which is high in fibre, minerals and protein. Buckwheat noodles are low on the glycaemic index and have a wonderful nutty taste that makes these noodles a great alternative for a pasta dish such as spaghetti. At King Soba, we also sell buckwheat and sweet potato noodles and organic buckwheat and quinoa noodles so you can mix it up in the kitchen!

2. Black rice noodles

These more unusual noodles were traditionally saved for China's elite and cultivated in small amounts for the emperors. Black rice is highly nutritious and packed with minerals, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, selenium and more. They have a beautifully nutty taste and turn deep purple when they are cooked.

3. Gluten free rice noodles

These delicious and nutritious gluten free rice noodles are a staple in Asia and are rich in slow-release carbohydrates, B vitamins and fibre. Find them in thin vermicelli noodles, ideal for sweet Asian puddings as well as for stir-fries and soups, Vietnamese pho noodles for soups, salads and stir-fries, flat and thick pad Thai noodles to make the famous Thai dish, and plenty of other combinations including our delicious brown rice and millet noodles. We also have an exciting brown rice, pumpkin and ginger noodle for sale at King Soba which makes the perfect base for high-flavour, high-nutrition Asian inspired dishes, all without the gluten!

From these alternative wheat-free ingredients, gluten free rice noodles, buckwheat, millet and quinoa, you can enjoy all of the taste of traditional noodles, but without the negative side effects that come from eating wheat. Follow the instructions carefully to get the most from your dishes, keeping a close eye on the time so that they don't overcook and adding them to your own kitchen creations, whether hot soups or cold salads.

Even better, when you buy noodles at King Soba, you get to enjoy 100% organic, non-GMO and vegan ingredients when you choose your gluten-free noodles, so you can really enjoy the finest and most authentic ingredients for your culinary adventures! Discover more at King Soba.