Making pasta: must I use boiling water?
August 26, 2011 4:30 PM Subscribe
Must I boil water to make pasta/rice?
posted by NoraCharles to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So with all this talk about being prepared for Hurricane Irene, I've gone through my cupboard and tried to see what I have to eat that I don't need power to prepare (because losing power is very likely). I was pleased to see I was pretty well stocked on "ready to eat" things but noticed I have a lot of pastas and rice. So it got me thinking...
If the power goes out and I am unable to boil water, is it possible to just put some pasta/rice in a pot of water and hope for the best? Any tips? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!