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Pasta hack: How to make your dish creamier and more nutritious

The perfect choice for this hack is Real California Milk, which packs your pasta dish not only with extra creaminess but also with many nutrients. Real California Milk/Released

MANILA, Philippines — Do you love pasta? Are you a fan of cream-based sauces? If you answered yes to both, then here’s a hack to make your favorite dish even yummier: Use milk to boil your pasta.

It can add 10 minutes to your cooking time but the combination of the starch from the pasta and the creaminess of the milk can make your carbonara or mac n’ cheese irresistible. Use twice the amount of milk as you would if you’re using water to make sure your dish won’t dry out.

The perfect choice for this hack is Real California Milk, which packs your pasta dish not just with extra creaminess but also with many nutrients. It is a source of high-quality protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium according to MyPlate, the US Department of Agriculture’s food guide.

So what are you waiting for? Here’s an easy-to-do, one-pot Real California Milk Carbonara recipe you can try at home:

Ingredients:

  • 500g Penne Pasta
  • 1.89L Real California Milk California Sunshine Homogenized (you can use your choice of milk)
  • 1/4 kilo chicken breast – cut into cubes
  • Button mushrooms
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Shredded basil
  • Butter
Boiling your pasta in milk may add 10 minutes to your cooking time but the combination of the starch from the pasta and the creaminess of the milk can make your dish irresistible. Real California Milk/Released 

Instructions:

1. In a medium to large pot, melt a slice of butter and fry chicken breast cubes until slightly golden. Add button mushroom slices. Season with salt, pepper and basil to taste. When cooked, set chicken cubes aside and leave mushrooms.

2. Pour 1.89L of Real California Milk (California Sunshine) into the pot then add 500g of penne pasta. Constantly stir until milk slightly thickens. This will take 15 to 20 mins.

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3. Add chicken breast and parmesan cheese into the pot and constantly stir. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with shredded basil to your liking.

4. Serve in a bowl and enjoy.

Real California Milk is a source of high-quality protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium according to MyPlate, the US Department of Agriculture’s food guide. Real California Milk/Released 

Real California Milk comes in different varieties locally under the California Sunshine brand: Homogenized, Non-Fat and Reduced Fat. There is even a chocolate milk variety that kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy. Real California Milk is available at all S&R branches nationwide.

 

To learn more about California Milk and other California Milk Advisory Board products, visit their website at www.realcaliforniamilk.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RCMph.

 

 

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