Macaroni is a hollow extruded elbow shaped pasta product which comes in a variety of sizes and lengths. This versatile and diverse pasta shape has a wide range of uses, from soups to casseroles, and it is very popular with young people in many parts of the world. Boil plenty of water in a large pan with 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of oil. Add the macaroni to the boiling water and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and gently until the macaroni is tender. Cooking time may vary with the size and the thickness of the macaroni. Immediately drain the cooked macaroni into a sieve or a colander. Transfer to a bowl of cold water to refresh it. Drain again and keep aside. If the macaroni is not to be used immediately, add 1 tbsp of oil to it and toss it.