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Do you always rinse off your pasta after you cook it?

I used to always do that, because my mom did. But, sometimes I don't now a days. Do you really need to do that for the starch or isn't it really necessary anymore?

 
christianmom55

Asked by christianmom55 at 9:12 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (19)
  • NO! Do not do that. Not necessary. My father owns an Italian restaurant and that is unheard of.
    MLM0503

    Answer by MLM0503 at 9:16 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Never. You wash away the starches and the sauce will not stick to it.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • no and depending on the pasta its best to not rinse :)
    Kre10

    Answer by Kre10 at 9:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • no
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Nope. I never have.
    Courtney610

    Answer by Courtney610 at 9:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • i never have, unless you plan on putting it in the fridg, for like a pasta salad, but other than that no i haven't..
    anikahaynes1

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 9:15 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I always rinse mine and then add a dab od butter to make it not stick together
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:16 PM on Aug. 24, 2010


  • never unless it is for pasta salad b/c that will cool the pasta.
    momoflilangel

    Answer by momoflilangel at 9:26 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Nope. I never have.
    Desi_Momof4

    Answer by Desi_Momof4 at 9:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I drain the pasta and do a very brief spurt of cold water, not enough to make it cold, just enough to stop the cooking. For a pasta salad, I would rinse heavily with cold water.
    mikesmom65270

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 9:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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