Tips for preparing Base Pasta:
- If you like your noodles al dente, boil the noodles for 1-2 minutes.
- After boiling and draining, lightly rinse the noodles if you are preparing a pasta salad or a stir-fry noodle dish. Rinsing will bring the temperature of the noodles down so the pasta salad can be served cold. For a stir-fry dish, rinsing the noodles will prevent clumping.
- Add salt to boiling water when preparing noodles with a simple topping that doesn't use much sauce. This enhances the flavor of the noodles.