Simply Perfect Pasta: Step 1: Select number of servings. 2 servings: 1/4 box of pasta; 2 qt of water; 1 tsp of salt. 4 servings: 1/2 box of pasta; 3 qt of water; 2 tsp of salt. 8 servings: full box; 5 qt of water; 1 tsp of salt. Step 2: Pick your time/firmness. 5 minutes - Al dente. 6 minutes - Firm. 7 minutes - Tender. Step 3: Cooking Directions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt (optional). 2. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. 3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. 4. Drain well. Serve as desired.
Maintaining Perfect Pasta: To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil and refrigerate.