How long do you cook 2 minute noodles for?

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This might sound like a stupid question but everytime i cook them for 2 minutes they arnt ever fully cooked.
So whats the best cooking time for them?
 

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Raist said:
Is your water hot enough? Are you keeping it covered while it sits? If so, how long is it before they are cooked enough for your taste?
I turn the stove on high and let it heat up.
I boil the kettle.
I poor the boild water into the pan with the noodles
The i cook them on the stove.

It takes about 5-10 minutes to cook on top of all the extra work i just listed :(

Lately ive been microwaving them and it takes about 5 minutes but they dont taste the same then

Is there a quicker way to do it?
 
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boil water in kettle.
pour into pan.
heat water until it's boiling again. (because the cold pan will make the boiling water lose temperature really quick)
put noodles in for 2 mins.
drain.
serve.
eat.
poo.
 
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In the microwave they take around 5 minutes, they'll be a bit nicer out of a pan though.

It does depend on the brand being used too. Remember to put the flavouring on after cooking. :)
 
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Le_Petit_Lapin said:
Is theres some good reason why boiling water from a kettle is in some way inferior to stove heated water? :confused:

Boiling water removes a lot of the oxygen from it so using reboiled water makes food and drink taste odd sometimes. I find that a cup of tea made from water that's been boiled, allowed to cool a little and then boiled again tastes like absolute crap.

However, for two-minute noodles you could probably boil them in swamp water and not tell the difference. Mmm, weedy.
 
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Belmit said:
Boiling water removes a lot of the oxygen from it so using reboiled water makes food and drink taste odd sometimes. I find that a cup of tea made from water that's been boiled, allowed to cool a little and then boiled again tastes like absolute crap.

now i'm 2nd year biochemistry and i didnt know that, but it makes perfect sense! lol. will always empty my kettle and refill before making tea and coffee from now.
 
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Dutch Guy said:
If you poor the boiling water in a cold pan it will cool down very quickly.

My way...

Fill Kettle, switch on. (because its quicker to boil in kettle) - we are talking 2 minute noodles here folks, not a Gordon Ramsey meal.

When it's about halfway boiled - put empty pan on stove and switch on to heat pan.

When the kettle clicks - pour boiling water from kettle into very hot pan (you may need to duck, or at least keep your face away at this point)
The main thing is - you find the water keeps boiling if you get the timing right.

Lob in noodles.

You can now go and carry on playing that PC game you were playing / film you were watching, when you decided noodles sounded like a good idea.
After about 20 minutes of playing, that burning smell you are getting is your 2 minute noodles welding themselves to your pan.

Go back in kitchen, throw pan in sink, make a brew and get out 4 packets of crisps.

Meal sorted.
 
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