Colored Noodles, for Eating!

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Introduction: Colored Noodles, for Eating!

Colors rock. This is simply an easy guide for coloring noodles.

Step 1: 1. Select Your Noodles/pasta

I chose rice noodles since they cook quickly (and make a hell of a mess for the cats to play with).

Skip to step 5 if you just want to see how pasta turns out colored.

Step 2: 2. Get Your Dyes and Equipment

Dyes:

The best dyes are actually what you'll find at an asian or indian store - cheap and natural. Powder works for ANYTHING.
(my niece always wants "green" tea at my house...)

Equipment:

Get your pots!
If you only want one color, use one pot.
If you want 500 colors, use around 500 pots.

Put water in the pot (whatever the pack of noodles/pasta says) and about a teaspoon of dye.

Step 3: 3. Start Cooking!

Insert the noodles when your water is boiling, turn the heat down.
Simmer until cooked.

For rice noodles, rinse with water afterwards...

Notice that the color sticks!

Step 4: 4. Arrange Your Noodles!

The noodles are now rinsed and arranged - completion!

They taste like normal noodles. They are funky.
Color the world.

Step 5: 5. What About Pasta?

For making color pasta, follow the exact same steps as noodles!

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    My office is having a "green" lunch for St. Patricks day, I was thinking I'd make Green pasta salad, this really helps

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    Does this work with ramen? For a party I need to make green ramen (from the packages) so would I just boil the water and dye and then add the blocks of ramen noodles? And then do I empty that water and get new clear water for the broth or what? Thanks for the cool tutorial!

    Can you use any type of pasta? fettuccine? angel hair? lasagna?

    This dish from which country did .... my friend

    I love this! It's settled. I'm making colorful pasta this weekend for a special dinner for two. Thanks for an easy way to visually spice up a platter! As stated, what a fun idea for holiday colors. I'm going to try orange and black for Halloween and see who else is willing to take a servering. =)

    i can't image eating a BLACK noodles!!
    for looking ,good
    for eating,no,thanks

    really looks nice!

    Oh so fun! I've gotta try this for my kids. I'm not sure that their father would approve though.

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    In those situations mom always told dad; quit being such a stick in the mud.

    Ha! My husband is Japanese and noodles are right up there with rice in the "don't mess with it" department. -Well, almost. :)

    Oh my. Approval, is it? Well, luckily for him, he doesn't have to eat them. Having seen many fantastically-colored foods made by all kinds of Japanese folk, I seriously doubt it's a Japanese issue, but more of a power and control problem. If it were me I'd be dying rice the most shocking colors I could find and if the stick doesn't like 'em he can make his own. :-D

    not "approve"..??!! (Repressive much?) give him BLACK noodles then! black noodles with alfredo sauce. Pretty!

    Black noodles with spaghetti!

    Our local indian takeaway does "tricolour" rice sometimes, it's so funny eating multi-coloured rice in my Byriani!!! :D

    I heard you can do eggs like this too, I can't remember how off the top of my head.

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    you can dye eggs with tea... hard boil them, crack the shells up (dont peel them) and then soak them in tea and you get marbled eggs :D

    you can just add food colouring to scrambled eggs before you cook them.

    This is really cool. And that "3 color pasta plate" looks great!

    Wow, thats something i would love to see at a restraunt...