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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

How to cook Pasta in the Microwave

A short post on boiling Pasta in the Microwave. Nothing much to talk here.
You probably realized that my next post would be a Pasta-based one. :-D

(Print this Recipe)
You'll need -
Water (around twice the amount of Pasta)
Microwave safe bowl
Salt & other seasonings (optional)
Method -
1) In a big microwave safe bowl add enough water to cover the Pasta. (usually twice the pasta shells i.e for 100grams of Pasta, 200-250 ml of water)
2) Heat the water in the MW for 1 minute
3) Add salt & other seasonings (optional)
4) Add the Pasta shells
5) Microwave on high without the lid for 7-9 minutes (longer depending upon the amount of Pasta to be cooked)
6) Filter out the water. Run cold water through the pasta & filter that out too.
7) Keep aside & use as required
> You can use the same method for almost any kind of Pasta.
> To check if the pasta has been cooked, take a spoon & scoop out some cooked pasta. Let it cool a bit. Then press it with your fingers. If they mash properly, then they're done. (if they mash too much, you've over-boiled the Pasta. Stick to the time given as much as possible)
> Serve with sauce of your choice.


  1. I've never done that - I guess I don't trust that it will be done to my liking - whereas in the pot of boiling water I taste and taste again - like it truly al dente. This would save so much time (and water).


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