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Cook pasta right in its sauce by presoaking it first.
Total time: 5 minutes active, 2 hours passive
Place dry spaghetti in a long dish and cover it with 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of room-temperature water.
Let the pasta soak for 2 hours.
Bring the pasta sauce to a simmer and add pre-soaked pasta. Cook for 1–2 minutes, until desired firmness is reached.
You can save the time and energy costs of boiling water to cook spaghetti by rehydrating it beforehand.
Reduce the carbon footprint of cooking pasta.
Explore water's crucial role in food and cooking.
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