For as long as I can remember, I’ve been cooking pasta like most people do. I boil a huge pot of salted water and wait an eternity for it to boil only to have the pasta cook for a few minutes. The following method is much quicker and your pasta will taste just as good if not better.
Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes (Available on Amazon), demonstrates how he cooks pasta in a frying pan with only enough cold water to cover the pasta. Also, because the pasta sits in cold water while it waits to boil, this prevents the noodles from sticking together.
Watch how to cook pasta in a pan in record time…
Not only is this quick if you’re trying to save time, but it also saves on energy since you don’t have boil an entire pot of water that you’ll end up throwing away! I tried this tip and my pasta was ready in less than 15 from start to finish. I took only 5-6 minutes for the water to begin to boil and my pasta was cooked to perfection in 8-9 minutes.
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