Pasta as you all know is a Italian Dish widely available everywhere.I was amazed to know how many types of pasta are available in one aisle here in the supermarkets.The ingredients range from whole purpose flour to a more healthier whole wheat option.Pasta is a Big-Hit among children mainly due to their" good looks" and texture.Our poor curd rice does not share this luck with kids :)
This recipe is made with brown rice pasta which is available in trader joe's .You can get any other pasta in any supermarket according to your taste.Since I want to make it healthy for kids,I did not add any cheese ,you can always add it.
- Brown rice penne pasta
- Tomato-2-3 grape tomatoes or 1 medium size
- Garlic -1\2 tsp crushed
- Basil --fresh leaves or dry basil
- almonds or cashews --crushed 1 tsp
Take a pan and add water to it.When water starts boiling add the pasta and a pinch of salt to it.Stir the pasta so that it does not stick to the pan.Cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes ( check the packet for time recommendations) take it out and drain it in a sieve and add cold water over it so it does not stick together.
Take olive oil in a pan,lower the flame and heat the oil.Add garlic crushed and saute.Add a pinch of turmeric,basil leaves,pepper powder and onions.Add tomatoes and sauté them for a while but not much..add pasta,salt and almonds.You can add cashews too ,this gives the pasta a crunchy taste.Take out and serve in a bowl and enjoy when it is hot!
Note: You can add grated cheese and 3-4 tsp of milk to it and boil for 2-3 minutes until soft.