Pasta is the solution to all kinds of problems! But what can be done when ‘Pasta’ is the problem?
Did you know that you can store cooked pasta in a refrigerator for 5 days? Yes, 5 whole days and it will remain fresh!
With the comfort of a refrigerator, pasta’s durability increases a lot. But how can you preserve the meal when there’s no refrigerator? How can you keep the pasta fresh when you hit the road?
When one is travelling, there are hardly any options or the luxury to carry food, let alone fancy food, but here’s where we come and bring you tips and tricks for storing and keeping your pasta fresh without a refrigerator.
Here’s what need to do:
Use short sized pasta instead of long ones
There is nothing worse than your pasta getting dry and all mashed up in the container. When you travel with long pasta, there’s a huge possibility that your pasta will turn into lasagna in just a few minutes. This happens because of the weight of the pasta. Use short sized pasta to avoid cramping in the tiffin box.
Undercooking the pasta and adding more sauce
Here’s a pro-technique that will change how you cook and store pasta! We all know that we need to first cook pasta all the way through and add pasta, but this hack outsmarts it all.
Add hot pasta sauce to the undercooked pasta. Yes, you heard that right!
By adding hot sauce immediately onto the slightly raw pasta maintains the steam inside the tiffin box. By doing so, the pasta absorbs all the steam from the sauce and completes the cooking process. Isn’t it amazing?!
Use pasta made up of Durum Wheat
Durum Wheat – The exterior component in this wheat is what makes the outer crust hard. This doesn’t stop Durum wheat from producing high-quality pasta with its uniqueness of it being rigid and thick of the pasta.
Due to this, an uncooked dry Durum pasta can be kept for up to a year, while cooked pasta can be frozen and re-eaten within three months.
Now that you know more about the magical property of Durum, let’s get going with Agastya Pasta – 100% Wheat Ki Shakti!
Cover the pasta with plastic first and then tin foil
Moisture in pasta determines the aesthetics of the whole dish. Losing moisture off pasta will turn it into a bland mix of ingredients. To avoid this blandness, pack your pasta with plastic first and then cover it in tin foil before storing it in your box. Pack your Agastya Pasta this way to keep all the ingredients edible while maintaining a good level of moisture.
Add olive oil/butter to the pasta when reheating
Reheating pasta is a skill. It may seem like only a few can execute it, but it’s not true at all! How? You may ask… Here’s revealing our well-kept secret for reheating: Olive oil or butter.
In a pan filled with salty water, add your leftover pasta, drizzle Olive oil in the pan and let it heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Voila! Reheated-yummy and delicious pasta is ready to serve!
Now that you know your way around travelling with pasta, make it happen!