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Amy’s Rice Mac & Cheese- organic and gluten free rice pasta

Posted on | September 18, 2007 | 9 Comments

Amy’s macaroni and cheese gluten free organic

Today I have a house of sick and grouchy kids, and a husband that is out of town on business ( not a good combination). After coaxing saltines and sips of Sprite and Pedialite, I needed something quick, filling, comforting, and naturally, gluten free for myself. The box of Amy’s Macaroni & Cheese in my freezer seemed to fit the bill perfectly. I believe I purchased this boxed and frozen product for $3.09 at my local grocery store.

The prep for this gluten free propduct couldn’t be easier. I popped it in the microwave for a total of six minutes, pausing after four minutes for a brief stir. I was also pleased to discover this product did not splatter and mess up my clean microwave. There’s nothing I hate more than food splatters that stink up the microwave! I admit, initially the mac and cheese looked pretty scary fresh from the box:

Amy’s macaroni & cheese gluten free organic noodles

But the final product looked a bit more appetizing!

Amy’s macaroni and cheese gluten free organic noodles

This product actually tasted pretty yummy! The noodles were great- soft, but firm enough to hold their shape with no mushiness. The sauce was fairly thick, and stuck to the noodles in little clumps here and there. However, the texure of the sauce was smooth, it just looked a bit clumpy because it was so thick. The flavor of the sauce was also quite satisfying- it tastes like a homemade cheese sauce- no artificial or processed flavors here! If you are looking for the thin, kraft-style sauce, this isn’t for you.

Overall, this Amy’s Macaroni & Cheese frozen product is a yummy product that has a nice homemade flavor. The ingredients are high quality and the portion size is perfect for one person. Add a salad or fruit and you have yourself a nice, satisfying meal in a matter of minutes. This product really fit my needs tonight- fast, tasty and filling. I must note, though, that part of the reason it was so filling was probaly due to the high fat/saturated fat content – 16 total grams of fat per serving- yikes! However for ocasional use, I will definately buy this product again.

PROS: Great flavor and texture

CONS: sauce is really thick; high saturated fat content ( 10 grams!)

Rating: 4 stars

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Amy’s Rice Mac & Cheese may be purchased at most local grocery stores in the frozen foods section ( Wegmans, Walmart, Giant, Weis etc).


Ingredients: organic rice macaroni ( organic rice flour, water), organic lowfat milk, cheddar cheese, butter, rice flour, sea salt, annato. No trans fat, added MSG, no preservatives

Comments

9 Responses to “Amy’s Rice Mac & Cheese- organic and gluten free rice pasta”

  1. GlutenFreeFoodReviews.com - a place to share opinions about gluten free products » Heartland’s Finest All Natural White Cheddar Gluten free Macaroni & Cheese- Made from Navy Beans & Corn/ wheat free/ egg free/ peanut free
    January 9th, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    [...] I enjoy Amy’s frozen version of gluten free macaroni and cheese, I was curious to see what this packaged product would taste like. I purchased the 9.1 ounce bag [...]

  2. GlutenFreeFoodReviews.com - a place to share opinions about gluten free products » Glutino Mac & Cheese- gluten free
    January 28th, 2008 @ 2:57 am

    [...] trip to Minnesota and just had to try it out and compare it to one of my frozen food favorites- Amy’s Rice Mac & Cheese. No stores in my local area carry this gluten free frozen product, and I was curious to see how the [...]

  3. Shelley
    April 1st, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    I too just tried the Glutino GF Mac & Cheese-one word-YUCK! It looks terrible and tasted even worse! I will never buy this product again! I love Amy’s GF Mac & Cheese but the store was sold out….guess I know why!

  4. Karen
    April 6th, 2008 @ 11:21 am

    i love this gluten free mac/cheese, the only problem is giant doesnt have it anymore only the organic one. i cannot find it anywhere local. i live in bethlehem,pa.
    can u help me find them or to order some. thank you,Karen

  5. Lisa
    August 14th, 2009 @ 6:11 am

    I’d have to say I disagree with your opinions. I suppose there could be a difference in the products because we live in different countries or it’s all what you’re used to but I find Amy’s Mac and Cheese to be absolutely nasty and I won’t buy it while Glutino, although not perfect, tastes at least 10 times better!! Again, I live in Canada though so it could be a difference of what you’re used to.

  6. Karen
    August 16th, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

    That could be the reason Lisa! But, it could also be that we have very different tastes. That is why I like to read the comments, so we can each share what we like and what we don’t, how to tweak a mix to make it great, etc.

  7. Chelle
    October 30th, 2009 @ 5:13 am

    I am hooked on Amy’s Rice Mac and Cheese! My husband worried that I wouldn’t branch out on my lunch choices… so I’m two weeks off the Amy’s Mac & Cheese. LOL. You would never know the pasta was made of rice and the cheese is so thick and creamy. I lick the bowel every time. You know when some of the cheese will harden ever so slightly on the edges from cooking… I love that part. Yum! Oh, gosh, now I’m craving it.

  8. Alicia Jividen
    December 21st, 2009 @ 3:40 am

    My son is 15 years old with Autism and on a GF diet. All I can say is he eats these twice a day. When I go to the store, I buy literally, all that is in stock! He loves this product and won’t eat another brand.

  9. Patricia
    April 18th, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    False advertising. If the words ‘gluten free’ are written in big letters on the front of the box, it should mean that there is no cross contamination with wheat products. Please beware that this product has been manufactured in the same equipment as wheat products. This product is not what it states. Amy’s – either produce this product on wheat free equipment or remove the gluten free label on the box. I gave this to my 3 year old son who has celiac disease and wish I didn’t.

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