Tips to cook pasta perfectly

Sometimes, it is difficult to cook pasta without sticking. The taste is not nice if it is over cooked. Here are few tips to cook pasta evenly.

How to cook pasta perfectly?

Add salt to boiling water when cooking pasta.

Stir well to stop pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan. I used to add few oil drops to the water. This prevents pasta from sticking. However it is not a good tip. Adding oil will avoid sauce to mix well with pasta. Pasta will be oily and will slide off the sauce. Therefore do not add oil to the water.

Follow the package directions for cook times. However as a general guideline, cook the pasta until al-dente (perfectly cooked pasta is “al dente” or firm to the bite)

To test, remove a piece of pasta and take a bite. It should be cooked but slightly firm in the centre.

After cooking, drain the pasta into a colander quickly and remove the water. Do not rinse the pasta.

Then toss pasta over the desired sauce.


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