when-to-rinse-pasta-1Drained, cooked pasta should not be rinsed when it is to be served with a sauce or combined in a baked dish. Rinsing can remove starch that may help to slightly thicken the sauce.

On the other hand, pasta may be rinsed in a colander when it is to be served cold, such as in a salad.

Emily

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