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Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am
by OutdoorRandy
Barilla used to make a quick-cook pasta. It was dry and did not require draining. It worked well at high elevations. Checking their web site it seems that they no longer offer it. They have a Ready Pasta product but that is heavy and requires a microwave. Does anyone know of a similar quick-cook product?

Thank you

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 am
by rlown
How quick do you want the pasta to cook?
Do you want it pre-cooked (heavy)

I use al dente pasta company (a 12oz package) dried Spinach fettuccine (3 minute cook.) It is bulky, but that 12 oz last me at least 3 days. I've done vermicelli and it cooks fast as well.

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 pm
by OutdoorRandy
I’d like a similar cook time to Pasta Roni. I don’t want precooked as it’s too heavy.

I’m thinking of just taking the noodles only from Pasta Roni. I have some good dehydrated sauce I want to use with them.

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
by wsp_scott
You might try Israeli Couscous (sometimes called Pearl Couscous). It is larger than "normal" couscous, so it is more like tiny pasta balls (that's what I call it for my kids). I cook it freezer bag style, boiling water, let sit 5 - 10 minutes, ready to eat. I make a tomato sauce with tomato powder, dehydrated tomatoes, dehydrated vegetable soup mix and dehydrated peppers (all from Harmony House) and then add a little olive oil when I add the boiling water. Tastes great.

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:23 pm
by maverick
Just use Angel Hair pasta, bring the water to boil, add the pasta, turn off and cover, and in a few minutes it's ready to eat.

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:24 pm
by mort
Hi OutdoorRandy,
If my dish doesn't need wheat pasta, I use rice noodles (like for ramen). My fave is "Simply Asia" brand Thai Kitchen. Spring onion flavor. I've added the spice mix to my marinara or pesto, it didn't hurt. The noodles cook in a cup of boiling water, in a zip lock in 1 minute.
-mort

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 am
by robow8
You can cook pasta at home to almost doneness, then dehydrate it, then you rehydrate on the trail by soaking in boiling water for 10 minutes or so.

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:56 pm
by rlown
10 minutes isn't quick given all the other prep you put in on your pasta before you even left your house.

Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:10 pm
by Dave_Ayers
Get the tiniest pasta bits that you can find. For example, my local grocery has little stars, alphabet, and cut angel hair. They all cook in a few mins at sea level.