We all know the drill to make pasta. Bring the water to a boil. Drop the pasta in. Boil 8-10 minutes. . . and hope it doesn’t boil over.
What if I told you there was an easier way? One that uses less electricity? That never boils over? And that puts less heat into your house on those hot summer days?
Just fill your pot up with cold water and drop the pasta in. That’s right–I said to add the pasta to the cold water.
As soon as it reaches a boil, turn off the burner, move the pot off of it and let it sit, covered for 10 minutes. By skipping the additional 8-10 minutes of boiling time you are conserving energy as well as adding less heat to your kitchen (something that becomes important in my un-airconditioned home during the summer)
When you first take the pot it off the burner your pasta will still look uncooked, like this: