In a pot, boil enough water to cook the spaghetti and add a little salt.
Prepare the ingredients while the water is heating up. Shiitake mushroom: slice the stem and julienne. Shimeji mushroom: cut the stem and shred. Bacon: slice into 2 cm strips.
After the water has boiled, cook the spaghetti. Stir continuously for 1 minute to start with.
Here's the tip! After a minute, cover the pot and remove from the stove. Let sit for 30 seconds less than the package instructions (so 6 minutes 30 seconds if instructed for 7 minutes).
Meanwhile, make the sauce while you wait for the spaghetti. Put the ☆ ingredients, shiitake, shimeji, and bacon into a deep frying pan and bring it to a simmer.
Add the spaghetti into the frying pan from Step 5 and mix. Dish it up, scatter some shredded nori seaweed and done!
Story Behind this Recipe
I only had a single stove when I was living by myself. I couldn't make the sauce and the pasta simultaneously. It took so long to cook the pasta. But then I saw this tip on a TV show, and that improved everything! This also helps to save on the gas bill.
Cook the spaghetti for a minute while continuously stirring, cover with a lid and remove from the heat. Let sit for the amount of time on the package instructions (if it says 7 minutes, let sit for 7 minutes). This is the key to cooking pasta nicely! I adjusted the time for this particular recipe to cook the pasta firmly since it's a soup pasta.