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Cooking Tinkyada Rice Pasta (spaghetti)

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Hi everyone,

Last night, for the very first time, I tried cooking rice pasta! It was a bag of Tinkyada brown rice spaghetti. I was pretty pleased with the results, because I've heard some horror stories about some rice pastas being REALLY bad. (Mushy, etc.)

I had only two problems I was hoping you guys could help me with:

* How long to cook the pasta? I did the 'Energy Saving' method, and boiled the water, added the pasta, let it cook in the boiling water for 2 minutes and then shut off the heat and put a lid on the pot. I let it sit there for 20 minutes, but I found the pasta was overcooked by then. How long do you cook it for? Would 15 mins do the trick?

* How can I get it to have a less slimy texture? I rinsed it off a bit with hot water, but not thoroughly. Is that the trick? Should I also let it sit out to dry a little before serving?

The taste and texture otherwise was very good, and I was thrilled!

Thanks for the help!

Take care,

Christina

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I use Tinkyada all the time and cook it like I am cooking regular pasta and keep stiring and checking it. Also when rinsing it use cold water, that takes the sliminess off. I am from an Italian background and love pasta. If it were up to me I could eat pasta everyday. So many different things to make and it all is so good. Makes me think I am making soup with the fettucini noodles. Good luck with future cookings.


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Hi, I only cook with Tinkyada as well. I have found that you always have to take 2 minutes off of the cooking time. I cook it like regular pasta (boil water then boil pasta for suggested time). They suggest 15 minutes and I cook it for 13. It always come good. I agree with the cold water removes the slime.

Nicole

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Tinkyada is the only rice pasta I eat...I just boil them and keep sampling, but usually those suggestions on the packages are pretty close. And rinse them in cold water like someone has already said. I eat them so often I don't follow any directly at all.

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Thank you so much you guys! I guess I hadn't read the package carefully enough - thought rinsing with a bit of hot water would do the trick, but I did find it slimy. And I definitely DID overcook the pasta. :) Can't wait to try again, since I love pasta too!

Take care all,

Christina

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I always cook it less than it says. If it says 15, I set the timer for 13 and then check it. At this point I may have to cook it another minute, but usually not. I tell by plucking out a piece, running it under cold water and tasting it.

I never run my pasta under cold water unless I am making pasta salad. I just drain it really well. I have a Rachel Ray's oval pasta pot. With this, it's easy to drain most of the water off from the start. Then I use one of those tools for draining pasta, or for the smaller shapes, a big slotted spoon.

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Hey all,

I tried it again, and this time I did drain the pasta really well in cold water and then again in hot water to, well, heat it up! hehe And, as you all suggested - 13 minutes seems like the perfect amount of time to get pasta al dente. It was really wonderful!

Take care,

Christina

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