Mac and Cheese

The "cheese" sauce is thickened with rice flour, making it both vegan and gluten free. This recipe was a winner in our 2008 Restaurant Poll, and is a popular entree at the kid-friendly Vita Cafe in Portland, Oregon.

Recipe from Vegetarian Times
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  • 2 1/2 cups plain soymilk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white rice flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons large flake nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoons nonhydrogenated vegan margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 8 ounce package rotelli (corkscrew) pasta
Whisk together soymilk, rice flour, yeast, soy sauce, granulated garlic, and granulated onion in saucepan. Simmer 4 minutes, or until thickened, whisking constantly. Whisk in margarine and mustard, and simmer 10 minutes more.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and toss with sauce.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 364, Fat, total (g) 9, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 56, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 15, sodium (mg) 534, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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