If you’re one of those people for whom the thought of waiting for water to boil is enough to have you reaching for the Seamless app, there’s still hope for you — Barilla has decided to help you out. The pasta maker’s new line of noodles, called Pronto, is designed to eliminate as many steps to cooking pasta as possible.
It’s no longer necessary to wait for the water to boil. Even though that’s pretty much the only thing required to cook pasta, we’ve all been hangry before. No judgement.
While you’ll still need water, Pronto pasta only requires you to add dry pasta to cold water, turn on high heat, and give at least a semblance of stirring the pot. In 10 minutes, the pasta should be cooked, and all the water will have been absorbed into your noodles.
So there you have it: science has finally simplified pasta into the Italian cousin of instant ramen. It’s a good start, Barilla, but call us when you start incorporating the dried shrimp.