Cooking Directions: See perfect pasta guide for quantities and cook times. Boil water. To add flavor reduce stickiness, add salt to taste (optional). Add pasta to boiling water. Return to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook uncovered for 5 - 7 minutes or until desired tenderness. Immediately drain in colander and rinse briefly with water water. Drain well and use as desired. To ensure good taste and texture, be sure to use enough water when boiling and to rinse after draining. Perfect Pasta Guide: Servings 2: 1/3 box pasta; 2 quarts water; 1 tsp. salt. Servings: 3; 1/2 box pasta; 4 quarts water; 2 tsp. salt; Servings: 6; full box pasta; 6 quarts water; 1 tbsp. salt. Maintaning Perfect Pasta: To keep cooked pasta fresh for alter use, toss with a small amount of olive oil, and refrigerate.