Easy and Energy-Saving Cooking: Cook 1 to 2 minutes in boiling water and stir gently. Switch off stove. Cover pot for about 18 minutes. Ready to serve. The good texture of Tinkyada can withstand quite a bit of over-cooking. Stovetop Cooking Instruction: Put one package of pasta into 4.5 quarts (4.26 litres) of boiling water and add a tablespoon salt (if desired). Stir occasionally and cook medium-high on range for 15-16 minutes (see also Easy and energy-saving method) or until desired tenderness is reached. Rinse with cold water for a superb texture. Drain well. Can be served hot or warm with any kind of pasta sauce or in your favorite pasta recipes, in hot soup, in salad, stir-fried, or as a casserole. Use it as you would like any regular pasta. The good textured of Tinkyada can withstand quite a bit of over-cooking. Store in a cool & dry place.