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Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? #4512778
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Rinsing with hot tap water causes the pasta to cool down. Next time I might have a separate pan of boiling water just for the purpose rinsing the spaghetti. Do you guys rinse, or just drain it through a colander and call it good ?

Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512781
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I do not, as the starchy residue (which has coated the pasta when drained) is what helps the sauce cling to the pasta.

I know of some recipes that call for use of the starchy water in the sauce to thicken.


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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512787
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I've always heard to rinse it with cold water to prevent the pasta from sticking together.


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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512789
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Drain then rinse with hot water

Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: aquariuscsm] #4512795
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I've always heard to rinse it with cold water to prevent the pasta from sticking together.


OK --- after that, how do you get the pasta hot again ?

Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512809
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The sauce Merk smile


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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: bbhero] #4512811
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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: copcarguy] #4512812
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Originally Posted By: copcarguy
Drain then rinse with hot water


I thought you're not supposed to use hot water from the tap on food. Has traces of minerals from the hot water tank like aluminium or magnesium whereas cold water does not.

Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512814
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Read the instructions................. how radical is that??

Every package of every type I have seen for many years, says NOT to rinse.

YMMV

Stays hot because normally the sauce and whatever else (sausage, meatballs, etc) goes on just after it is drained.

Old wives (or grandmas) tales die hard.

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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512815
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I've always heard to rinse it with cold water to prevent the pasta from sticking together.

OK --- after that, how do you get the pasta hot again ?

You don't soak the noodles in cold water... They will still be piping hot after a quick rinse.

That said, I do not rinse my pasta. The sauce immediately gets mixed in and the starch on the pasta helps it stick.

No one likes naked pasta with some sauce on top. You gotta mix it in!


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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: rooflessVW] #4512825
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Ahh roofless tell my lady that smile

She likes it that way.... Go doggone figure. I am like you in that I like it mixed.

Roofless I hope that you have been good and staying safe and kicking rear end. Good to see you on here Capt.

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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512827
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Drain, yes.. but do not rinse.

If you rinse, you lose the nice coating of starch that helps the sauce stick.


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Re: Rinse Spaghetti or NO ? [Re: Merkava_4] #4512831
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nothing better than next day pasta so the sauce clings and the flavors infuse.


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Never it's pretty basic concept of why not.

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I have never seen either of my Italian grandmothers, my mother & aunts or mother-in-law, my sisters nor my wife or her sisters(all Italian) ever rinse pasta.


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