You can taste pasta to check if it is done. The pasta should be soft, but have a bit of bite, which is 'al dente'.
All pasta has different weight/volume ratios. Please SPECIFY WHICH pasta in an a question like this.
The quality points to check for in dried pasta products are ingredients. appearance and texture, color, and taste and aroma. One other point to check is if pasta will break cleanly with a crisp snap sound.
Please specify WHICH pasta, there over 300 types, all different weight /volume ratios.
Ciao Italia - 1989 Organic Pasta Pasta Organico was released on: USA: 26 August 2013
Ciao Italia - 1989 Pasta ripiena Stuffed Pasta was released on: USA: 26 May 2007
Most pasta should be boiled for approximately 10 minutes but sometimes it is different for the type of pasta you have. I recommend you check the label of the packaging to be sure of how long you should cook the pasta for.
Ciao Italia - 1989 Dammi la pasta Give Me Pasta was released on: USA: 5 June 2010
Check Amazon. There are a lot companies that offer rice or corn based pastas including lasagna pasta.
you fill half a pot with water, let it boil, trow as much pasta as needed, trow salt along with the pasta, (taste to check if ready) then drain the water.
Pasta can be kosher so long as it doesn't have any non-kosher ingredients and has been made in a kosher kitchen. For dried or fresh pasta, you would have to check the packaging for a valid hechsher.
Check the recipe procedure to see when the pasta is added to the ingredients. Is it added to existing liquid? If not, then it generally would mean to add already cooked pasta.