Kids Cooking Pasta

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Kids love pasta, which is durum wheat flour and water made into dough that is transformed into hundreds of sizes, shapes, colors, and flavors. Pasta is a neutral canvas to combine different flavors and ingredients. From hearty casseroles that can be cooked ahead, to light pasta salads, or a quick and easy all in one meal, pasta is enjoyed by kids around the world. Organic whole wheat pasta is the most nutrient rich and brown rice pasta is allergy free. Shells, little stars, penne, elbow, wagon wheels, risotto, and spaghetti are some of kids’ favorite shapes of pasta. Kids can cook pasta in a tall deep pot of boiling water that allows the pasta to swim freely. Generously sprinkle a handful of sea salt into the pot to bring out the flavor of the pasta, but do not add olive oil to the water. Cook the pasta al dente, where a bite is left to it. Each type of pasta has a different cooking time, so check the package directions, and taste the pasta a couple of minutes before the directions indicated. Pasta will continue to cook even after being drained. Strain the pasta. Add the pasta immediately to the hot sauce to allow the flavors to absorb a couple of minutes then remove from the heat and serve.

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