Combine all the ingredients (except water and parsley and cheese garnish) in a large chef’s pan ( or a large deep skillet with a lid). Add water and stir well so all the ingredients are covered with water. Cover the pan, place it over the stove and bring to a boil
Once it comes to a boil, uncover and cook over high heat for 9-11 minutes or until the pasta is done, stirring constantly with tongs to make sure everything cooks evenly
Garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese before serving if using.