Boiling and straining pasta can be a chore for some people. But pasta company Barilla has come up with a way to make the lives of the less culinary inclined easier.
In February, Barilla introduced a new line of pasta, appropriately called Pronto, the Italian word for "ready," which is ready in minutes and does not require you to boil water, Gizmodo reports.
According to the Italy-based pasta maker, Pronto will help “make mealtime more convenient for the busy home cook.”
As shown in the video (below), you can prepare Barilla Pronto pasta by pouring 3 cups of water in a pot or pan with the pasta, putting it on a hot stove, and then stirring occasionally for 10 minutes until the pasta absorbs all the water. You can then add sauce and serve immediately once the pasta is cooked, and you don't have to drain the pasta.
Barilla Pronto pasta comes in various forms, including spaghetti, penne, elbows, linguine and rotini.
The Huffington Post notes this one-pot technique for cooking pasta could result in soggy pasta that does not have a perfect al dente texture. But this method could still be a great option for less picky eaters.
Check out Barilla’s promotional/instructional video for Pronto pasta here: