Rinse noodles after cooking - or better not?

Often it turns out that kitchen tips, which one had taken for decades out of habit, are not always the proverbial yellow of the egg.

Take, for example, the recommendation to rinse the noodles with water after cooking. So they do not stick. But just this effect is desirable so that the sauce can adhere well to the noodle. The adhesive is rinsed in the first method in the spout.

I only rinse noodles after cooking if I need them for a pasta salad that should remain very loose.


A pasta salad is usually considered a party food or saturation for children's birthday parties. Here I have a delicious recipe for a light pasta salad without mayonnaise.

It takes 200 g of small noodles, e.g. Squirrel, the three-colored noodles look very good, there are in almost every supermarket. Furthermore, you need 500 g of green asparagus, freed from the hard end, cut into pieces and cooked for two minutes. In addition, small North Sea crabs, so-called garnet, from the fish stall at the weekly market.

This is mixed with a vinaigrette with dill: stir 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon mustard, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar or 1 half tsp honey and 2 tablespoons chopped dill.

This vinaigrette is mixed with the ingredients for the salad. Fresh and tasty! Delicious!

Why You Shouldn't Rinse Pasta After Cooking | Food 101 | Well Done | May 2020