Browned Spaghetti Sticks For Rice Pilaf dishes
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
50 (or as many as you want) stands of dried spaghetti , broken into 4ths or 6ths
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Place broken spaghetti pieces into skillet and cook till lightly browned. Shake pan or move them around with tongs, being careful not to burn them, but also careful to brown them all.
Transfer to pot of boiling water and cook till tender – just as you would do regular pasta.
Drain in wire mesh strainer and run under cool water to keep separate.
I use these little sticks in rice dishes to create an alternate texture to the rice. Nice.