Spaghetti is one of the affordable meals. It is not only favored by college students but kitchen experts also like to make a meal with spaghetti noodles. It is very easy meal to make and it tastes amazing in its different forms. You can prepare Italian pasta dinner for your family with spaghetti noodles when you are starving.
Following steps will help you to make spaghetti noodles and cook them perfectly:
Step 1: Always use a large pot to cook the noodles so that it does not stick together. There must be lot of space for the spaghetti noodles so that they can move around. Use lot of water to make spaghetti noodles. Lesser water content will also make the noodles stick together. If noodles stick then you will get unevenly cooked pasta. You can add lot of salt while boiling noodles as it will infuse flavor. Extra salt runs out with water. Pour approximately four quarts of water and 4 tablespoons of salt to water and let it boil. After that add spaghetti noodles to it when water starts bubbling. Stir it occasionally so that it does not stick.
Step 2: Let the water boil. As there are varieties of noodles available in the market like semolina, whole wheat and gluten free so the boiling time depends on type of noodles. It will take around 10-15 minutes to cook noodles. After 10 minutes pick one strand of noodle out of the pot and bite it. If it is too hard to bite or white hard noodle is seen in the center that means it needs some more time to cook. Cook it for little longer. The noodles which are cooked well are not too soft, they hold there shape well. If noodles are chewy and firm at the center that means they are ready.
Step 3: Remove the noodles from pot when they are cooked. Drain off excess water with the help of sieve. Shake the noodles well so that excess water is removed from them. After this put the noodles back into the pot. Now add tablespoon of some oil like olive oil to the noodles. Toss them well by holding the pot from handle. You can also add your favorite sauce to the noodles and toss them well again. It can be made more delicious by adding variety of spices of your choice. Now the spaghetti noodles are ready to be served.