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Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Rehydrating tortellini on 06/22/2009 15:32:34 MDT Print View

Is it possible to just rehydrate the dried tortellini they sell at big box stores, or does it need to be cooked and dehydrated first?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Rehydrating tortellini on 06/22/2009 16:17:00 MDT Print View

Yes, this is one of the cases where it doesn't need to be cooked (unlike most pasta).

You can soak it in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes drain and chow. :-) Get the really small sized ones though!

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Rehydrating tortellini on 06/22/2009 17:35:12 MDT Print View

I'll check and see if I got the small ones. Would they be FBC-able?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Rehydrating tortellini on 06/22/2009 18:05:59 MDT Print View

Yes! :-)

They don't as super soft as with boiling for the ungodly time on the package, but personally I like them with a bit of bite. It was another poster on Whiteblaze years ago, TDale, who clues me in :-) I like Barilla and Trader Joe's version.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Rehydrating tortellini on 06/22/2009 19:05:33 MDT Print View

Joe,
Do some trial runs at home.
We've done well with a couple of brands, but the current Wally World version is a bit reluctant to soften up.

We found that additional insulation and additional time did the trick. Like in the cozy, under a fleece hat, for say 25 minutes, instead of the usual 15 minutes for most FB stuff.

Perfectomundo!

ymWv