Easy and Energy Saving Cooking: Cook 1 to 2 minutes in boiling water and stir gently. Switch off stove. Cover pot for about 17 minutes. Ready to serve. The good texture of Tinkyada can withstand quite a bit of over-cooking. Stovetop Cooking: Put one package of pasta into 4.5 quarts of boiling water and add a tablespoon salt (if desired). Stir occasionally and cook medium-high on range for 14-15 minutes (see also easy and energy-saving method) or until desired tenderness is reached. Rinse with cold water for a superb texture. Drain well. Rinse with cold water for superb texture. Drain well. Can be served hot or warm with any kind of pasta sauce or in your favorite pasta recipes, in hot soup, in salad, stir-fried, or as a casserole. Use it as you would like any regular pasta. The good texture of Tinkyada can withstand quite a bit of over-cooking. Store in a cool dry place.