al dente

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al den·te

 (ăl dĕn′tē, äl dĕn′tā)
Cooked enough to be firm but not soft: pasta al dente.

[Italian : al, to the + dente, tooth.]

al den′te adv.

al dente

(al ˈdɛnte)
(Cookery) (of a pasta dish) cooked so as to be firm when eaten
[literally: to the tooth]

al den•te

(æl ˈdɛn teɪ, -ti)
adj., adv.
(esp. of pasta) cooked but still firm to the bite.
[1945–50; Italian: literally, to the tooth]

al dente

Pasta which has been cooked so that it is just firm to the bite.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: dente - of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eatenal dente - of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
hard - resisting weight or pressure

al dente

adj, adv spaghettial dente; ricekörnig
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Hence, it's cooked only partially in water (about four minutes), then transferred immediately to the simmering sauce until it's fully cooked to al dente stage.
Because an al dente pasta dish is impossible to make on the Sabbath, in this delicious case Italian Jews boiled their pasta ahead and baked it with a good Bolognese sauce.
The time to reach al dente varies among pastas, from as little as 2 minutes to as much as 8 minutes.
A risotto that is cooked but the grain remains al dente.
Cook 225g farfalle (the little bows) pasta in salted, boiling water until al dente.
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Boil a pan of water, then add the pasta with a good pinch of salt and cook according to packet instructions until al dente.
About three minutes before the pasta should be al dente, add the broccoli florets and cook all together until the pasta is ready.
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3 Meanwhile, cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water for about 10 to 15 minutes or until al dente (follow instructions on the packet).
The rice should be creamy and al dente (tender but still retaining a bite).