Pasta with forks and cheese and mushrooms
The Oil Trick To Prevent Gluten-Free Pasta From Turning Mushy
While gluten-free pasta has gotten better over time, you can still make it better by incorporating olive oil before and after cooking to keep the pasta from sticking together.
Although adding oil to regular pasta is generally discouraged, it can be beneficial for gluten-free pasta as it prevents it from becoming too mushy.
Gluten-free pasta is made with starch, but starch gets sticky when it absorbs too much water, so add a little olive oil to the pot after the water boils but before adding pasta.
In fact, you should toss the pasta with more oil once it's been cooked and rinsed to further prevent clumping. Though this may affect sauce adherence, it ensures a better texture.