Id like to see the Pastalaya with pics next time you make it.
Same recipe except for the pasta instead of rice.
Fill pot with water up to an inch below the rim instead of the measured amount for rice. Get it boiling, skim fat/grease. Get it seasoned like you want it then add 1 lb. pasta. Now keep in ming this is in my 6 quart pot.
Pasta should start to soften after several minutes of boiling. I boil it around 12 min or so and it should look like this. Still has water.
Cover and turn heat to low. Let it sit 20 minutes or so then check. IT should be getting right. Taste test the pasta to check its softness. Cook more if needed. If you find there is still more water in the pot than you like you can spoon some out. Don't take it all because that cast pot is hot and it will evaporate
that water. Also the pasta continues to absorb it. I like a moist pastalaya. Should look like this.
Hope this helps guys.
Here is a rather large pastalaya I cooked for some event.
This post was edited on 5/10 at 11:12 pm