Quick Cook Pasta

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Quick Cook Pasta

Post by OutdoorRandy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:18 am

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?

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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by rlown » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 am

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.

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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by OutdoorRandy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 pm

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.

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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by wsp_scott » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm

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.
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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by maverick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:23 pm

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.
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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by mort » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:24 pm

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.
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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by robow8 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 am

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.

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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by rlown » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:56 pm

10 minutes isn't quick given all the other prep you put in on your pasta before you even left your house.

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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by Dave_Ayers » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:10 pm

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.

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Re: Quick Cook Pasta

Post by oleander » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:07 pm

If you can find it, edamame pasta is very high in protein, and cooks in about 4 min.
I like its flavor.

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