Farfalle pasta is a type of pasta that is made with a flat ribbon that resembles the shape of an inverted bow tie. It gets its name from its Italian translation: ‘butterflies.’ Many people like to cook farfalle pasta in the microwave because it is very convenient and easy to do. When cooking pasta in a microwave, make sure you follow our easy directions below.
First, you need to measure out about a cup of farfalle pasta. You want to make sure that the pasta is dry and free from clumps, as this will allow for more even cooking throughout the entire batch.
Take a microwave-safe container and put a little bit of water in it, enough to cover the bottom of the dish by about an inch.
Bring some water to a boil on top of the stove. Once boiling, add in some salt, or if you prefer, you can use cooking oil to prevent sticking.
Then, gently drop half of the dry pasta into the hot water and let it sit for about 5 minutes or until al dente. Don’t overcrowd the pot, as this will make the pasta come out mushy instead of with an ideal texture.
While you are waiting for your pasta to cook, take another microwavable container with a lid and place the measuring cup with the remaining dry farfalle pasta into the container. The container should be large enough to hold 2 cups of water, so if your spoon can’t stir, try using a larger one.
Put on the lid and cook for 4 minutes at full power. If it starts to boil over, you may want to take off the lid and let it vent out excess steam for a few seconds before putting it back on.
Then, carefully remove the measuring cup of dry pasta from the microwave, being careful not to spill the water.
Once your pasta is ready. You can pour off any excess water and then mix in your cooking oil or salt if desired. This will help prevent sticking, which can ruin your meal. After you have stirred thoroughly, you can transfer the pasta to a plate and enjoy!
You can follow our simple directions above to cook farfalle pasta in the microwave easily. When cooking pasta in a microwave, make sure you follow our easy directions below. And then, you can enjoy your meal! You may also like to read the Smart Pasta Maker review and tips on how to make pasta in the microwave.