When you cook the pasta, you need to measure the correct amount of dry pasta so that in the end the portion is not too large or too small. Pasta usually doubles during cooking, both in volume and in weight. Ordinary pasta and egg noodles are measured in different ways. Some recipes simply indicate the number of servings of pasta to be cooked, which means that you need to figure out how many dry pasta to take. Serving size of pasta depends on the portion size and shape of the pasta. This article will teach you how to measure dry pasta.
How much, how much?
I was puzzled by this question: “How many ready-made pasta comes from a pack of dry ones?”how many servings, how much weight, in total? The answer is not difficult. Here is what I did.
I took a whole packet of pasta, specifically spaghetti, boiled them according to the instructions that are indicated on the package, and weighed them ready. I note that they stood in a colander, in the sink for a while, so that excess moisture to the maximum left the pasta, and the result was as objective as possible.
Spaghetti and process
I add that the spaghetti are made from durum wheat (I don’t take others), and I cooked them for 10 minutes, according to the cooking instructions on the packaging of these pasta. By the way, who did not notice in the photo - a pack weighing 400 grams.
How many finished pasta did you see?
Of the 400 hundredths of a gram pack of dry pasta, 1020 grams of finished pasta came out. Pasta is not overcooked and not undercooked. Perfectly cooked.
It turns out that in the process of cooking pasta gain in themselves 620 grams of water, or if in proportional expression - increase their weight and volume (presumably) 2.5 times. That is, from 100 grams of dried pasta, you can cook about 255 grams of finished pasta. Which corresponds to two small portions. Clear.