My husband and I cooked a recipe with this pasta, and we chose the recipe that wouldn't overwhelm the pasta to get a better sense of the actual taste. It was a simple preparation with olive oil, parsley, green and black olives. Yum! My husband was a bit thrown by the way the water looked after the pasta had been boiling a few minutes. You can tell (if you didn't already know) that it is made with gluten-free ingredients, in this case a potato starch. I've tried pastas made with brown rice and frankly I didn't like because the pasta turned into mush. This remained firm - a real positive in my view. We boiled it for about 12 minutes (We had difficulty finding the recommended cooking time on the package). It stuck together a bit more than normal pasta, but nothing objectionable. Now, for the taste. I thought it was superb. A very pleasant surprise. I don't have to eat gluten-free, but would definitely turn to this pasta for a change of pace. We ate it again in leftovers - and same great consistency and flavor. It is a bit on the chewy side. Loved it!