Should you rinse pasta after cooking?

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asked Apr 12 in Cooking by gnd898ravis (320 points)
Should you rinse pasta after cooking?

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answered Apr 12 by Kimb (2,260 points)
If you're making a cold dish such as Pasta Salad and not adding any pasta sauce to the pasta then rinsing the pasta is a good idea.

But if you're eating the pasta as a hot dish as pasta and want to add pasta sauce then you should not rinse the pasta after cooking.

When you rinse the pasta after cooking it cools down the pasta which then prevents the pasta sauce from sticking properly to the pasta.

So only rinse the pasta after cooking if it's gonna go into a cold dish such as a salad.

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