Cook Whole Grains and Pasta

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To cook grains:


  • Use a pot with a lid. Add water.
  • Follow directions on package.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add grain, stir, and bring to a boil again.
  • Turn heat down to low.
  • Place lid on pot. Follow package directions for cooking time.
  • After 25 minutes, take pot off heat.
  • Use fork to fluff.
  • Place lid on pot. Let stand 5 minutes.

     

To cook pasta:


  • Add water to large pot. (4 quarts for every pound of pasta.)
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Place pasta in boiling water and stir.
  • When pasta starts to cook, stir again so noodles will not stick together.
  • Follow cooking time on package.
  • Taste before draining to make sure pasta is done. Pasta should be a little chewy.
  • Drain in colander, bring careful of the steam.
A bowl of cooked macaroni noodles.