Much like chicken stock, pasta water is multipurpose and can be added to plenty of other dishes to help elevate flavours.
Here are five reasons why you should never throw out pasta water:
- Use It As Seasoning For Your Pasta Sauce
Pasta water contains starch and salt, so adding a bit of it to the sauce you’re intending to make for your pasta gives it that extra flavour kick.
2. Use It As A Soup Base
Add chicken, vegetables and even some pasta to turn your pasta water into a soup! You might have to add more seasoning and herbs to give it more flavour.
3. Boil Your Vegetables With It
Because pasta water already has salt, your vegetables will be doubly tasty!
4. Use It To Steam Rice
Add just a bit of pasta water to your rice for a subtle flavour.
5. Make Bread With It
Adding salty pasta water to breads will give it some texture.