So when is boiling not boiling? When it’s parboiling.


 

So when is boiling not boiling? When it’s parboiling.

This handy technique cooks food briefly in boiling water. It helps save time on cooking hard vegetables such as carrots and celery. Parboiling enables these ingredients to be added to a recipe so all vegetables complete cooking at the same time.

Parboiling differs from blanching, which is boiling for less time. Parboil most vegetables no more than 5 minutes, potatoes 7, then add to your dish to finish cooking.

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