I received this 12 pack of Heartland Gluten Free Wheat Free Corn and Rice Elbow Maccaroni Pasta Blend at a discount in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. The directions say to cook for 6-8 minutes and this is right on with exactly how long it took this gluten-free pasta to cook. The texture is not bad. It is just as filling as regular pasta. It does not have a bad taste but to me does not taste like pasta. The rice corn blend pasta is definitely a good choice as a replacement for regular pasta. I really enjoyed this with some ground hamburger and pasta sauce but i am sure it will be great with cheese or alfredo sauce also. I actually do like it.