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Pasta in a pressure cooker requires only the amount of liquid that the pasta will absorb to become soft. The rule of thumb is to use just enough water, or a flavoring liquid like broth, to just barely cover the pasta. Do not rinse pasta unless it is to be served in a chilled salad recipe since it reduces the serving temperature of the pasta and the sauce won't cling if the residual starch is rinsed away.

Pasta Suitable For Pressure Cooking

Do not exceed the 1/2 fill rule when cooking foods that foam, froth or expand.
Use only enough water or flavoring liquid to barely cover the pasta.
Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil to minimize foaming if there is no meat in the recipe.
For best results, use a second generation pressure cooker with a three ply base.
Use the natural release method.

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Why Does Pasta Foam?

 

Long Pasta Shapes

To use these long strands in the pressure cooker, first bring the required amount of water to a boil and then place the ends of the spaghetti in the water until it will bend, pressing down until they are completely covered, otherwise break the spaghetti into shorter lengths to fit the size of your pot.

Pasta

Uncooked

Cooked Yield

Pressure Cooking Time

Spaghetti (thick)

8 oz.

5 cups

6 minutes

Linguine (flat)

8 oz.

4-1/4 cups

6 minutes

Fettuccine (flat)

8 oz.

3-1/4 cups

6 minutes

Soup Shapes

Ditalini

2 cups (8 oz.)

4 cups

5 minutes

Orzo

1-1/3 cups (8 oz.)

3 cups

3 minutes

Alphabets

1-1/3 cups (8 oz.)

4-2/3 cups

3 minutes

Tubetti

1-1/3 cups (8 oz.)

3 cups

3 minutes

Short Shapes

Rigatoni

3 cups (8 oz.)

4-1/2 cups

7 minutes

Ziti, Penne

3 cups (8 oz.)

4-1/2 cups

7 minutes

Rotini

3 cups (8 oz.)

4 cups

7 minutes

Elbow Macaroni

2 cups (8 oz.)

4 cups

6 minutes (small); 7 minutes (large)

Shells

3 cups (8 oz.)

4 cups

5 minutes

Egg Noodles

5 cups (8 oz.)

5 cups

5 minutes

Bows

4 cups (8 oz.)

5 cups

5 minutes

All amounts given zre for 5 qt. or larger pressure cookers.

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