Cooking Directions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt (optional). 2. Add pasta and stir; return to rapid boil. 3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally. 4. Drain well. Serve as desired. Maintaining perfect pasta to keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil and refrigerate. Perfect Pasta Guide: Servings: 2; 1/3 box pasta; 2 quarts water; 1 tsp salt. Servings: 3; 1/2 box pasta; 4 quarts water; 2 tsp salt. Servings: 6; full box pasta; 6 quarts water; 1 tbsp salt. Cook Time: 8 mins al dente; 9 min firm; 10 min tender.