How to make Rice Gnocchi Aglio Olio -

A popular Italian dish, these gnocchi are not made with potatoes but with rice flour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gnocchi, Rice flour (चावल का आटा)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

Rice Gnocchi Aglio Olio

Rice Gnocchi Aglio Olio Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Rice Gnocchi Aglio Olio Recipe

  • Gnocchi

  • Rice flour 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil , 1 tablespoon + for greasi for drizzling

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Sauce

  • Olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic , chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1/2 tablespoon

  • Fresh mixed herbs (thyme, oregano, and rosemary) , chopped 1 tablespoons

  • Fresh parsley , chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns , crushed to taste

  • Butter 1 teaspoon

  • Parmesan cheese powder 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh parsley sprig to garnish

  • Parmesan cheese shavings to garnish


Step 1

To make the gnocchi, Heat 1 cup water, salt, oil and turmeric powder in a deep pan. Let the mixture come to boil. Gradually add the rice flour and mix with a wooden ladle till it starts forming a dough.

Step 2

Transfer the dough onto the worktop, and knead the dough with a small greased stainless steel bowl. Once the dough is warm, knead with your hand till a soft dough is formed. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3

To make gnocchi, grease your hands with a mixture of oil and water and divide the dough into small portions, around 5 grams each. Press each portion on the back of a fork and roll it. This is a gnocchi.

Step 4

Heat sufficient water in a steamer, arrange the gnocchi on the steamer basket, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes. Transfer them into a bowl and drizzle some oil over them.

Step 5

To make the sauce, heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic and red chilli flakes, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Add chopped herbs and parsley, mix sauté for a few seconds. Add the gnocchi and toss them well.

Step 7

Add salt and crushed black peppercorns and toss again. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Add butter and parmesan cheese powder and mix gently till well combined.

Step 9

Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with parsley sprig and parmesan cheese shavings. Serve hot.

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