How to Cook Pasta Easily - Food


How to Cook Pasta Easily   by Jacob Sebastian

in Food    (submitted 2010-06-09)

Do you like pasta? If you do, you do not need to eat out. You can prepare it at home by yourself. It is easy to do so that it is possible for anyone to prepare it. You do not need to be an expert.

Fresh pasta can last long if it is stored in a fridge for around 4 days. It can also be frozen for around a month. However, it needs careful freezing. It will be a better idea for eating it right away. You can also cook it quickly. If you prepare it in small shapes, you only needs not more than one minute. On the other hand, if you want to cook ravioli, you will take more times.

By preparing your own pasta, you will get a unique taste which you can not find in any other places. See how to make fresh pasta for your own taste.

How to Cook Pasta

If you want to cook pasta, you have to prepare a lot of water since pasta needs it. For 16 ounces of pasta, you will need 5 or 6 quarts of pot water. For optimal cook, use cold water.

The next is boiling the pot of the cold water. In order to boil faster, use the pot with its lid. Put some salt to the water in order to get the better taste of the pasta. However, you have to put it when the water has fully boiled. For each pound of the pasta, add kosher salt about two tablespoons. It is aimed to make your pasta evenly seasoned.

Put all the pasta to the boiling salted water at once. Then boil the water quickly. Stir the pasta in the water gently so that it does not stick together for about 1 to 2 minutes with wooden spoon.

Drain the pasta immediately to a large colander. Most of the pasta does not need to rinse. Do not rinse it unless the instruction wants you to do so.