Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 week ago

why do some people boil their pasta and rice in chicken broth instead of water. doesn't it give it a weird taste.?

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  • 1 week ago
    Best Answer

    Rich taste.  Pasta and rice have hardly any taste by themselves.  

  • 1 week ago

    Most here are saying rice yes, but not pasta, but both would work, especially if you will be using the broth you cook the pasta in...for a soup, sauce or gravy.  The starch from the pasta cooking would lessen the thickener you'd need when you make it.

    It just depends on what you're doing with it after.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    It adds a nice subtle taste to the rice / pasta, especially if your having them with chicken in the meal,

  • Marnie
    Lv 4
    1 week ago

    No it tastes good, unless you don’t like chicken 

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  • 1 week ago

    If your making chicken noodle or rice soup and you boil the noodles or rice in with the soup it will not taste odd.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Because they LIKE the taste.

  • 1 week ago

    Wow that's a good idea

  • ted
    Lv 5
    1 week ago

    It is to give taste.  I do not boil pasta in chicken broth, because most of the boiling liquid will be discarded.  However, I frequently cook rice in chicken brother for additional flavor. 

  • 1 week ago

    I do cook my rice in both chicken and beef stock but I wouldn't cook pasta like spaghetti in it.  But the idea is to impart the flavor of the broth or stock rather than just salty water. 

  • Alex
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Never done it to pasta but I've done it to rice many times. It imparts a nice flavor to the rice. If you're doing a chicken and rice meal...that flavoring to the rice can enhance things a bit.

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