To open, lift tab. Cooking Directions: See Perfect Pasta Guide for quantities and cook times. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. Drain well. Serve as desired. Perfect Pasta Guide: 2 Servings: 1/3 box, 2 quarts water, 1 tsp salt; 3 Servings: 1/2 box, 3 quarts water, 2 tsp salt; 6 servings: full box, 5 quarts water, 1 tbsp salt. Very Firm: 7 min. Firm: 8 min. Tender: 9 min. Maintaining Perfect Pasta: To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil or sauce, and refrigerate.