Pasta is usually a simple dish which comes in different varieties because it is a versatile food item. Some of the pasta dishes are served as a first course, others are prepared in light lunches like salads or large portion sizes taken for dinner. Pasta is mainly starch because it is made of flour. It also contains other vitamins and minerals which are either directly from wheat or are from artificial enrichment. Pasta may contain iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, selenium as well as manganese. It also contains protein which depends on the kind of flour that is used.
In this day and age there is nothing like a delicious meal that is easy to make and fun to look at. The rainbow pasta dish will be an instant hit with the family once you set the bowl on the table.
This dish is different from the average pasta Italian meal because it is bursting with vibrant colors. This makes it resemble a science project, but the dish will make your kids go crazy.
To make this rainbow pasta dish is not only easy, but it is super inexpensive considering the ingredients and time required.
The following are the ingredients and steps to making this fantastic rainbow pasta meal:
Red, green, yellow gel food coloring
> Cook 1 lb of spaghetti then drain and rinse under cold water
> Squeeze 1 tbsp red gel food coloring into a ziptop bag then pour in this bag 1 tbsp of water
> Add 1/6 pasta into the gel then mix them up until the pasta turns red. Keep this aside.
> Repeat the same procedure with the other gel colors like blue, green and yellow
> To get the color purple, mix the red and blue gel food coloring and to get the color orange mix the red and yellow gel food coloring
>After mixing the pasta in the gels, allow it to sit for ten minutes then rinse each color separately
Pasta is a perfect meal because it is a foundation for healthy, satisfying and nutritious meals. It offers:
> Energy that is sustained because being a carbohydrate it provides glucose which is a crucial fuel for your muscles and brain. It also provides complex carbohydrates which provide you with slow release of energy.
> Pasta is low in sodium and is also cholesterol-free and pasta that is whole wheat can provide you with your 25% of daily fiber requirements per cup.
> It has a low Glycemic Index therefore it does not cause blood glucose levels to rise quickly.
> Since pasta is fat-free, it can easily fit into your weight loss plan. A single cup of cooked pasta usually contains one hundred calories and has valuable minerals and vitamins. It can also fill you up so you will not feel hungry when losing weight.