Monday, April 1, 2013

Cooking Pasta Faster

Hey everyone! I realize it's been a really long time since I've posted (just been very busy sadly) but when  I learned about this neat trick to cooking pasta faster, I had to share it with you! If you live a fast paced lifestyle, or you're just really hungry and can't wait to eat (or both hehe) then this can definitely help. If you are as impatient as me and you love pasta, keep reading!

Materials:

- Stove 
- Water
- Sauté Pan, or any large flat pan (non stick)
- Pasta (I usually go with Angel hair since its has the thinnest width and therefore cooks faster!)
- Strainer
- Wooden spoon/Spatula




Additional ingredients I used (just incase you were curious):

- Sausages (pre-cooked)
- Fresh chopped garlic
- Spinach
- Chopped onions
- Olive Oil 
- Chicken Broth
- Salt and pepper



I used to always boil water in a large pot to make pasta, but with Angle hair and other long pastas's, it's a lot faster to boil the water in a pan! There's not only less water to heat up but there also more surface area over the burner to heat the pan.



 Steps:

 1.  Lay your pasta in the pan and turn on the stove to high heat. Right after, pour in your cold/room temp water. You don't need to wait for the water to boil before putting in the pasta!










2. Stir your pasta every once in awhile. While your pasta's cooking, cook your other ingredients on the side so that they'll be done at the same time.








3. Strain out the water in your pasta and mix it in with your already prepared ingredients! At this point, I would add a little more olive oil so the pasta doesn't stick to each other.






Voilá! 

Dinner is done, fast and easy! I added a litle shredded cheese to mine to bring it all together ;). I hope you enjoyed this post and try it out for yourselves! I thought this was a great way to cook pasta and it (atleast feels like) is much faster than waiting for my big ole' pot of water to boil.

For us busy people, time spent is time I could've been laying on the couch!


Alison

2 comments:

  1. What did you flavor the pasta with besides olive oil??

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  2. Salt pepper and lots of cheeseee!

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