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How to cook Pasta in Microwave

Sep 30, 2012         4 comments.

Its very easy to cook pasta in the microwave. The water boils faster in a microwave and hence can be a very time efficient thing to do! 😀

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You’ll need –
Water (around twice the amount of Pasta)
Microwave safe bowl

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 enough salt
4) Add the Pasta shells

5) Microwave on high without the lid for 6-8 minutes at full power (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 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.

4 Comments on “How to cook Pasta in Microwave

  1. Hi..I tried it today and it was perfectly cooked..u r a saver for working women like me..can u plz upload few more microwave tips ..

  2. I needed this post yesterday because I had the eyes on my stove taken and needed to make some pasta but I wasn’t sure on how to cook it in the microwave since it wasn’t something I had tried before. Thanks for the tip about putting in twice the amount of water.

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