I tried this the other night with linguini and was less then impressed. I let it sit 15 mins as directed but pasta was still clumpy and not done in places. I expect it's a trial and error sort of thing and for all that, I might as well make pasta the way I usually do. Great idea though, just was a little disappointed it turned out iffy... hubby was skeptical it would even work and I only proved him right and I HATE it when that happens! ;-)
I decided to try this method a few times with different kinds of pasta before writing a review. First time I used spaghetti noodles and they came out perfect. I was shocked! Second time, linguine noodles. These stuck together resulting in some uncooked parts. Third time, used pasta shells which came out perfect. In conclusion, I think this is a very solid recipe, but if you plan to use long noodles, make sure to stir them well before covering them. I think that's the only reason why my linguine noodles didn't turn out so well since I did stir the spaghetti and not the linguine, and should be listed as a step in the recipe itself.
This changes everything. I'm going to share this on FB because more people need to know about this - will link to your recipe as well ;) What an excellent GREEN tip!! LOVE IT!!
I just tried this with macaroni. It turned out great. I will be cooking my macaroni this way from now on. Thanks for such an easy way of cooking macaroni - with no boiling over.
I WILL NEVER BOIL PASTA AGAIN!! Thank you...Thank you! This was amazing....perfect pasta!! You Rock :) Update-I just used this technique for my son's Ramen noodles, and OMG they turned out perfect after just 10 minutes.
I'm *Impressed*. I really had my doubts, but Roxanne's photo and review convinced me to give it a try. I'm certainly glad I did. I used Gemelli pasta, and it was perfectly al-dente in 15 minutes. Every noodle was picture perfect. No breaking, no sticking to the pot, so nothing but perfection. This is the ONLY way I'll cook pasta from now on. Thanks so much for sharing.
Although this worked well for me using whole wheat linguini, I couldn't justify giving this 5 stars because it takes longer than boiling the pasta and doesn't really improve the taste at all. As far as I'm concerned, following the directions on the package works just as well if not better. Sorry!
I was VERY skeptical, but this really Works!! I tried this during the summer when I didn't want water boiling in my kitchen. I'll never cook pasta another way again. So simple. Watch the timer, even this method can produce mushy pasta if left too long. Thanks for an energy saving, temperature saving technique.
I gave this a try this weekend, more from curiosity than from a need to eat pasta. I used pasta twists, and I felt they needed a bit more than the 15 minutes. I'll try this again, experimenting with the timing. I suppose each shape and size works a bit differently.