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Woman's 'No Cook' Pasta Hack Divides The Internet

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Woman's 'No Cook' Pasta Hack Divides The Internet

A TikToker has shared a no-cook pasta hack, claiming it's a way to prepare dried pasta without using a stove - although not everyone's convinced by the alternative method, saying 'Italian Grandmas everywhere' are 'rolling in their grave'.


We all love a hack if it makes life easier in any way, whether it's something to help keep spiders away or a trick to potentially unblock your sinuses.

But one shared recently by TikToker Bethany Ugarte (@lilsipper_official) has left some people scratching their heads slightly, with some pondering if it really works out any simpler.


Ugarte posted a video, writing: "No stove? No problem?"

In the clip, she proceeded to show us as she soaked her pasta in cold water, before leaving it for an hour to 'cook' and swell.

Credit: TikTok/@lilsipper_official
Credit: TikTok/@lilsipper_official

"So I'm basically just going to soak my pasta in cold water," she explained.


"It's cold water and I literally just put dry pasta in here, kind of just let it soak for maybe an hour or two - or you can put it in the fridge overnight.

"And I'm just going to go run errands, take a shower, do a bunch of stuff."

Ugarte also said she used a 'brown rice flour pasta', rather than the regular durum wheat version, adding that she'd also tried it with lentil pasta but it 'doesn't work'.

She said she will 'prep in the morning' and simply come home after work to find 'dinner is done', continuing: "I don't have time to just stand over the stove - so if I want to go do a workout or do something, I just pop it in here."

Credit: TikTok/@lilsipper_official
Credit: TikTok/@lilsipper_official

Ugarte said it was also a good technique if you don't have a stove, if you're camping without cooking facilities, or if it's 'scorching' outside.

After soaking her pasta for 'quite a while', she gave it a taste, saying the 'al dente' pasta was 'pretty soft'.

"It has a good bite to it, so It's not soggy," she added.

Credit: TikTok/@lilsipper_official
Credit: TikTok/@lilsipper_official

While the video has racked up several thousand likes, suggesting many people back the idea, some users commented to express their confusion.

"It's 8-10 minutes to boil," one said bluntly.

Someone else agreed: "If you have time to wait a few hours for the pasta to get done soaking you have 8-10 min to cook it normally."


A third said they couldn't tell if 'this is a joke', and a fourth wrote: "Even you weren't convinced that was good lol."

Another added: "Italian grandmas everywhere rolling in their grave."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/TikTok/@lilsipper_official

Topics: Hack, Food, News, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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