How to cook pasta?

@emine08 (1531)
Indonesia
January 20, 2011 10:21pm CST
hi everybody, could you give me some simple recipe to cook pasta? thanks for sharing here and happy mylotting...
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4 responses
@cdyt7874 (72)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
hi! how to cook pasta? cooking pasta depends on what kind of pasta you will be cooking. most spaghetti you cook it for like 8 minutes or you can check on the package what is the indicated time of cooking. so, first you have to boil water.boil, as in bubbles are there. put salt , it depends on how much pasta you will be cooking. if the package says 8 minutes. cook it for like 7 minutes. of course by the time you have drained the water from the pot the heat of the water still cooks the pasta. then that makes your pasta al dente. if you still want to check if its al dente. when you bite your pasta there is a white part in the middle and that is fine. once done draining the water from pasta , drizzle it with olive oil so that it won't stick together. gud day!
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 11
hi cdyt....one day i cook spaghetti and it is over cook and wow you can imagine of that. and how about another kinds of pasta(besides spaghetti), maccaroni for example, is it the same with cooking spaghetti?
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
hi! yes macaroni is like 8 minutes also. but remember if it says 8 minutes cook it only for 7 minutes to avoid over cooking your pasta. also, choose a good brand of pasta like barilla. have a great day!
@roselean (38)
• Philippines
21 Jan 11
hi emine08, I could pasta in 3 easy steps. First,I let the water boil. Second, I add 1tsp salt (for 1kl) and 2 tbsp of cooking oil. After a few minutes, proceed to third step which is adding the paste into the boiled water, stir the pasta and wait for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and mix the sauce. That's all.
• India
21 Jan 11
wow...it's so easy friend.I will try to cook as per your guidelines.thank you for your response and thanks to start the discussion.I really liked it.happy mylotting
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 11
hi roselen and marinerpulak, thanks for dropping here. and for roselen, thanks for the tips. i will try it at home. and how about the souce? do you usually make it by yourself or do you buy it? please give me the recipe. thanks before and happy mylotting for both of you...
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
21 Jan 11
Hi Emine08, I normally add some cubed chicken meat and some potatoes and carrots to a can of Cream of mushroom and use that as a sauce over the pasta.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 11
aha... i can practice to make the souce. i think it is simple to make. thanks for sharing here wdiong, it is nice... happy mylotting...
@dong88 (796)
• China
21 Jan 11
Oh,I have a good way to cook pasta:When the water is not fully open when the noodles will be put to-and then,water was opened,such as 3 minutes,so that the noodles to cook,you can turn off the fire source.
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@emine08 (1531)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 11
well.... it is a new style. i will try it at home. thanks for the tips and happy mylotting dong...