Cooking Whole Wheat Pasta
Whole wheat pasta choice offers up optimum nutrition and has a rich, nutty flavor that stands up to robust sauces. If you're new to using it and your first experience doesn't meet your expectations, try another brand before giving up on this wholesome pasta choice.
The trick to cooking whole-wheat pasta is to cook it for the full time recommended.
- Unlike many conventional types of pasta, which need to be pulled off the fire minutes before the directions suggest, whole-wheat pasta needs to be fully cooked before you drain it. And the stubby pasta shapes benefit from staying in the water for one minute after you've removed the pan from the stove. Then drain immediately.
- Don't rinse your pasta after it's been drained. You'll risk losing the flavorful starches that will help your sauces cling to it later.
- Whole wheat pasta matches well with assertive garlic, tomatoes, capers, and tangy cheese, as well as with hearty cabbage and sausage.
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