Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave


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The consistency and texture of your pasta is very important for the success of many Italian recipes. Cooking it less or more can result in rubbery or soggy pastas, which can often be unpalatable.

Here is an ideal way to make boiled pasta using the handy kitchen helper, the microwave oven and create pasta treats like Basil Corn Fusilli , Bow Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Sauce , Che-mato Pasta , Creamy Macaroni with Broccoli , Eggplant and Macaroni Bake , Farfalle in Olive Salsa , Macaroni Hot Pot , Pasta Genovese and Penne Arrabiata .

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Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 cups
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1 cup pasta
1 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
  1. Add 4 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the olive oil, salt and pasta, mix well and microwave on high for 10 minutes, while stirring once after 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the pasta immediately using a sieve or a colander and refresh it with cold water.
  4. Use as required.

Handy tip:

  1. If the pasta has to be used later, add 1 tsp of olive oil and toss it before using.

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Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave
 on 15 May 16 02:31 PM

Love this recipe.waoooo jst osmm
Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave
 on 16 Mar 16 10:10 AM

This was really quick.. and saved some of my time while making the pasta.. As the pasta masala was been cooked i just had to give one stir in between.. And the pastas was perfectly cooked.. without getting too soft or mushy.. In future i would prefer to use this method.. Thank you for this recipe..
Boiled Pasta (microwave)
 on 10 Mar 16 06:23 AM

Maybe I used the wrong pasta but this did not work for me. I had to cook it for over twice the recommend time and in the end the pasta was gummy. I could have cooked it in a pot in less time with better results. However, if a microwave is your only option this does sort of work.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Klab, It was an error from our end, we have re-tried and rectified the recipe, do try the recipe and give us your feedback.. Happy Cooking!!
11 Mar 16 03:43 PM
Boiled Pasta (Microwave)
 on 07 Jan 12 01:49 PM