Fun Project: Rainbow Pasta
The boyfriend linked me up to this recipe which he found on the internet the other time. So I decided to try it out. It was fun playing with the colours , especially looking at all the pretty colours after. But I felt guilty over the use of so much food colouring which can be pretty bad for health :S. I will highly recommend to use natural food colouring like beet root, purple cabbage , tumeric for healthier choices. Although it requires more effort , but I am sure it is worth it for health.
I copied out the recipe for easy reference. If you click on the direct source, it includes making the parmesan cheese clouds. You can try that too if you like. As it was supposed to be a fun project, I didn’t make the cheese as I found it a tad too time consuming.
- Dry spaghetti , linguine or other favourite pasta. I used spaghetti.
- Food colouring. I bought 4 bottles of food colouring (pink, orange, lime green & blue). The dark green you see was a mix of blue and the lime green.
- Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions.
- While pasta is cooking, combine about 2 tablespoons of water and 20 drops of food coloring in a large Ziplock bag. Repeat with however many additional colors you would like.
- When pasta is finished cooking, transfer pasta to a large collander to drain. Then immediately rinse it in cold water to halt the cooking.
- Transfer the pasta in even portions to the prepared Ziplock bags and seal. Use your hands to carefully combine the pasta and food coloring, and then let each bag sit for at least 1 minute to soak up the color.
- Then, one color at a time, transfer a bag of pasta back to the collander and rinse with cold water to remove any extra food coloring. Then transfer the pasta back to your original pot. Repeat with the remaining colors of pasta. Toss all of the colors of pasta together to combine the colors. Serve and enjoy.