Let's have a review of pasta rules, shall we? I still hear far too many people ask whether they should rinse their cooked pasta or not. Really? Haven't we settled this long ago? I guess some myths still remain. So let's just touch on some helpful rules of cooking pasta:
Six Rules of Pasta
1. Weigh your pasta. Over the years, I got tired of making way too much pasta or trying to eyeball how much to cook. Now, I just weigh my pasta. It's accurate and easy. Get yourself a nice little scale - you will use it for a hundred tasks in the kitchen - and weigh your pasta. Determine how much pasta you eat for a main dish or a side dish. We usually eat 2 ounces each as a main dish. It's so much better to just weigh it and know exactly how much you are cooking.