Don’t you hate when you’re cooking pasta, and they somehow end up stuck together? Instead of beautiful individual noodles, all you get are disheartening clumps. Or even worse, they end up sticking to the bottom of the pot, and then you have to work hard to scrape them off.
Luckily, there are quite a few ways you can prevent this. Continue reading to find some helpful tips that will make pasta sticking a thing of the past.
Use a Lot of Water
The main mistake people make when cooking pasta is not adding enough water to the pot. Make sure there is plenty of water, so your pasta has enough room to “swim.” It also lowers the concentration of leaching starches, which actually cause the sticking.
Don’t Add Pasta to Water Too Soon
It’s better to add pasta to the water later than sooner. Make sure the water in the pot reaches a hard boil before introducing noodles. The water movement from the boil will also move the pasta around, so it doesn’t stick.
Don’t simply put the pasta in the water and then wait for it to cook. Make sure you stick around and stir often to have the pasta moving. This way, it won’t be able to stick together.