What is pasta?
Pasta consists mainly of dry wheat, and more than 600 types of it are left in the market, rich in sugar, and leave the body with a good percentage of energy.
How to buy pasta
If you are going to buy pasta, it is best to choose pasta that is composed of sugars and proteins, and that paste with eggs is the most suitable for children.
Methods of preserving pasta
All types of pasta have a specific preservation method according to the following:
Dry pasta: It can be kept for 3 years in a dry place.
Pasta with eggs: It can be preserved between 10-20 months.
Pasta: Keep in the fridge for no more than a week.
Health benefits of pasta
An excellent source of carbohydrates that provide the body with energy.
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It contains a high percentage of liquids, which gives you a feeling of fullness for a longer period.
It works by securing serotonin to the brain, feeling full and comfortable.
It is not the pasta itself that increases the weight, but the reason is due to the sauces that are added to the pasta, so it is possible to dispense with the creamy sauces rich in cream or fatty substances, and eat the pasta with vegetable sauce and fat-free meat.
As for instant noodles, they consist of glutamate derivatives, which cause obesity and kidney disease, and may lead to liver damage and increase stomach ulcers.
Types of pasta
Spaghetti: It is the most famous item in the Arab world, especially in Egypt, and it consists of long and thin fingers. Lasagna: Its origins go back to the Italian cuisine, and it can be served as a main meal along with some types of appetizers.
Cannelloni: It has a cylindrical shape and is stuffed with many different fillings such as minced meat and vegetables.
Butterflies: it is pasta in the form of colored butterflies, which is preferred by the majority of people, and it can be eaten without additives after boiling it along with some types of appetizers, or it can be eaten cooked with spinach or beets.
The shell: It can be prepared with tuna, cheese, or red sauce, and it is considered a light side dish that can be served for dinner.
Ravioli pasta: it is square in shape, it is filled with many different fillings and served with white or red sauce, and it can be served as a main or side dish.
Spiral or cut pasta: can be served with yellow cheese, tuna, or meat; It is a great and light meal that kids love.
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 pound ground beef, lean
½ yellow onion
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
3 cups water
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
1 can tomatoes, diced, (optional)
16 ounces spaghetti noodles
Turn Air Pot to Saute.
When it is ready, add the onion and olive oil.
When the onions are softened slightly, add the meat and the seasonings, cook until meat is done.
Add water after removing the meat, scrape the bottom very well to avoid Burn warning from Air Pot.
Break the spaghetti in half and place in the Air Pot in a criss cross pattern.
Pour Spaghetti Sauce over the noodles.
Add the can of diced tomatoes on top of spaghetti sauce.
Add the water by pouring on the sides and the top of the tomatoes.
Push down slightly to ensure spaghetti is covered in the water.
Place the lid on.
Turn valve to sealing, press Pressure Cook.
Set the time for 5 minutes.
When the time is done, let pressure do a natural release for 5 minutes.
Do a quick release until the pin drops.
Open the lid and finally stir the spaghetti, sauce and tomatoes with meat all together.
Serve with a dinner salad and garlic cheese toast if desired.