Pasta question

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  1. zimbobimbo

    zimbobimbo Full Member

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    Evening all :)

    I have a question about pasta.

    I weighed out my wholemeal pasta dry this evening on my weight watchers new scales and weighed 6 pp of dry wholemeal pasta.

    I then cooked it and re weighed it as cooked wholemeal pasta and it was less than 6pp.

    Is that right? If so how do I work out my pasta before I cook it so as not to waste it?

    Thanks,

    Rachel
     
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    pudnpie Silver Member

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    I would say the dry weight is more accurate because the cooked weight depends on how much water it has absorbed and water is 0. I think that makes sense :)
     
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    I only ever weigh my pasta once, dried.

    Then I cook it and cook it ... but 6pp of dried pasta that's a really nice amount (looks like stuff all in the pan when it's dried though!)
     
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    Thanks all. I guess I need to use two saucepans then, one for mine weighed as dry and one for the boyf's massive amount of pasta!

    Thanks :)
     
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    Oh blow that. If that's what you need to do then I would weigh it cooked. It can't be that much different ;)
     
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    I'm a two pan girl too! Then another two for veg as my other half feels physically violated if I give him veg! As Garfield once said 'the only way u'll get a vegetable in my body is to stake me thro the heart with a carrot' x
     
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    Say you want 60g of dry pasta and your OH is having 120g. Weigh out 180g, cook it and then weigh it again. Two thirds is for your OH and one third is for you.
     
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