Q: Since moving off to college, I have been eating nothing but cafeteria food. The processed food is really starting to get to me, and I would love nothing more than a home-cooked meal. Sadly, the only thing us students have access to are microwaves. Can you cook spaghetti noodles in the microwave?
A: College is a wondrous time in the lives of many. However, the main drawback is the horrid meal plan, that while yes may get you by, does nothing for your health. Thankfully, wonderful, home cooked meals are only a microwave away.
Cooking spaghetti noodles is as easy as making ramen noodles. All you need is a bowl, 1 cup of water, and noodles.
In your microwave safe bowl, add your noodles, you may need to break them up into thirds, depending on the size of your bowl. Next, add the 1 cup of water, this should be just enough to cover the pasta, and allow it enough room to grow as it cooks.
Next, microwave the pasta for 3-4 minutes longer than what the package says. It can be reasonably assumed that because you are putting the pasta into non-boiling water, it will take longer to cook, rather than the traditional method of putting in the pasta after the water is boiling.
Eating in the dining hall is great for the first few weeks of college, but after a while, we all crave something not highly processed. Next time you want something quick, make some pasta and add a sauce of your choice. It’s healthier, nutritious, and fast.