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Boiling rice - drain or boil off water?

Because different rice varieties have different cooking times, I find it hard sometimes not to over/under cook them. I do it in two ways: Boil off all the excess water, and fluff it with a fork. Boil ...
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Black and decker oven baking instructions [closed]

How to bake cake in black and decker oven tro 60 ? WHich mode should be the knob turned to bake a cake ?
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Does bacon need to be fried until crisp?

I'm not sure how much to fry the frozen bacon I get. Should it be crisp? When do I stop?
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Oven semi-baked semi-fried potatoes starting from raw (for the lazy cook)

The objective of this question is to avoid spending time in front of the stove, moving a stove-top method to the oven to enable, in particular, quadrupling the amount that can fit in a skillet, ...
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Are there unwanted effects to simmering vegetables for days? [duplicate]

Simply put, will continuously simmering vegetables for days, even up to a week or two, in a perpetual stock lead to unexpected or unwanted results? Since even the longest stock recipes I know don't ...
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How long should I cook pasta sauce?

I recently made pasta sauce, and every couple of minutes decided to add something more... More tomatoes, more pepper, more garlic... After that I let it sit on a small flame for a bit more. As a ...
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How (much) can I minimise the cooking time of red split lentils?

As I can't go camping or bike touring at the moment, I'm taking the chance to experiment with some home-made dehydrated meals - doing everything at home but as if I was on the road. One idea is based ...
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Adding cold water during cooking of beans and cooking time

After soaking dry beans, I place beans on heat, so they boil for couple of hours, and they cook pretty well. But if I add just one cup of cold water (at room temperature) during boiling, temperature ...
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Can the duration of the whistle determine if food inside a pressure cooker is cooked

Building upon this question, I was wondering if the duration of the whistle can be used to determine if the food inside a pressure cooker is cooked. As suggested by a couple of answers in the ...
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Can I halve a macaron recipe and expect the same cooking temperature and time?

I'm about to try a macaron recipe at home; I'd like to start with a half volume in case they turn out particularly badly. Given the macarons will be on a single tray in the oven I can't think of a ...
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How to soft boil eggs with a countertop egg steamer?

Having misplaced the custom measuring cup for an "egg steamer" device, not quite sure how to steam eggs. Desired result: so that: The perfect soft-boiled egg should have firm, custard-like whites ...
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Can I boil a full chicken for several hours?

I know I can boil a chicken for about 30 minutes I want to boil a chicken with vegetables, lemons and some spices for 3+ hours. Can I do it safely? How is the chicken fat going to affect the ...
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Why cool creme brulee?

Why bake, cool then torch the crème brûlée? Why not skip the cooling? Is cooling for setting? Cooling for 4-24 hours is in almost every recipe I find.
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Can I safely roast a chicken for 4 to 5 hours on a low heat?

Hard pressed office worker and cook here. If I go home at lunchtime and put in a medium sized chicken to roast in the oven can I ensure it's ready to eat when the family get in in the evening? I've ...
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How do I adjust apple crisp cooking time for muffin-size crisps?

My usual apple crisp recipe is here, except that I generally use a third of the recommended sugar and three or four times the necessary cinnamon. I'd like to experiment with variations on the recipe (...
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Can you estimate how long it takes to reduce a liquid?

In a lot of recipes, there is a step that includes reducing your liquid. In most sauces, this isn't a problem, since you just need to thicken it and that's something you can see and doesn't take a ...
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What is the proper cooking time for steaming whole stone crabs? Is there any reason to avoid them?

In several pages of Google results, I found no information at all on cooking time, average market prices, recipes, etc. for whole stone crabs. I made my own estimation for cooking time last time I ...
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Advice for cooking two pumpkin pies at once

Tonight my wife will attempt the feat of cooking two of her pumpkin pies at once. Given the firing schedule for one pie (the Libby's recipe for one pie- 15 mins @ 425, reduce to 350 for 40-50 mins), ...
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Time of cooking: induction stove vs gas stove

If I get a 2000W, portable, table-top, induction burner (one hob), how would cooking time change as compared to a gas stove (pre-heat time and overall time that would take to cook something)? On a gas ...
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Why has the meat turned out to be hard like rubber?

I was following this recipe for Chinese Stir-Fired Steak with Peppers. I think I messed it up by cooking this for too long. The meat (I used lamb's meat) turned out very hard, like rubber. I suspect ...
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Microwave cooking time with porcelain/stoneware container rather than plastic

Would the cooking time change if I microwave some food in a porcelain or stoneware container rather than plastic? More details (if you have time to waste) I generally do not like to put plastic in ...
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Does an electric grill make it faster than a pan?

My teflon pan heats up for several seconds (to roasting temperature). When I tried 1500W teflon electric grill (in a shop) it took much longer. But electric grill is two sided, so parallel roasting of ...
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Salmon cooking time

What is the best method for determining when salmon is cooked? I usually just eyeball it and look at the color and texture but some of my friends use a cooking thermometer? I was wondering if there ...
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Pasta cooking time

Do different types pasta cook at different times (brand, shape, whole wheat)? I know there is no exact science to cooking in general but I was wondering if there is a statistical difference in the ...
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Sources or name of study concentrated on basic ingridient combinations for basic recepies [closed]

I am new to cooking and I was always wondering if there is a study for the amount of time to cook different type of styles: What are the most basic ingredients to make a batter for deep frying? What ...
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heating ham at 200 degrees versus 325 degrees

If I am heating a fully cooked ham that directs me to cook at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes per pound (ham is 3.38#) and I want to heat it through at a 200 degree F temp. How long should I put the ham ...
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When cooking 2 Honey Baked Ham frozen sides, how do I need to change temp or time?

I have two frozen sides from the Honey Baked Ham store that I want to cook simultaneously - they are the Au Gratin Potatoes and the Sweet Potato Souffle. The first should cook at 375 Degrees ...
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How can I ensure that scrambled eggs will be fully cooked?

I have some sort of digestive intolerance towards eggs that are not fully cooked, although I can handle some softness in egg yolks. In the case of fried or boiled eggs, this means that the whites are ...
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Meaning of do not thaw for frozen food

Today I bought frozen food for the first time and the brand is Mc Coin. I read the instructions, which have the following instructions; Do Not Thaw and cook from frozen I am unsure how to parse ...
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How long to sous vide shoulder lamb chop?

How to Sous Vide Lamb says: Blade Chop: Medium-Rare: 131°F for 18 to 24 Hours (55.0ºC) Shoulder: Medium-Rare: 131°F for 1 to 2 Days (55.0ºC) Sous Vide Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Compound ...
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Gritty White Globules in Precooked Grocery Store Sausage?

I've been buying some various types of precooked brand-name sausages from the grocery store over the last few months, and while they've been pretty good I have consistently found these little white ...
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Is it normal that cooking time of my pizza is 1 hour in oven with 230 degrees?

I know its wired but i need to keep my pizza for one hour in oven with 230 Celsius degrees to properly cook it but everyone says 20 minutes or less is enough i don't know why it takes so long for me ...
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Cooking time for vegetables in plain water versus in a soup

I have consistently observed that a given vegetable simmering in a soup (that is, with multiple other vegetables and herbs, and usually salted) takes five to ten times longer to get soft than when the ...
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Does cooking in a nonstick pan affect the finished food?

Whenever I cook in a nonstick pan, the food doesn't seem as crispy as compared to when I use simple aluminum pans. Is this due to the pan material or is there another factor behind it?
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How much to cook fennel?

I would like to prepare a dish with fennel (foeniculum vulgare) as it has blossomed recently. Should I cultivate the leaves, fruits and afterwards the bulb or should I leave the bulb since it is a ...
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How long does it take to smoke a chicken?

I have tried to smoke chicken twice now and both times have taken at least 6 hours. I put the chicken (about 6 lbs) in my smoker with about 40 coals and add some wood. I also periodically add coals ...
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How can I cook dried noodles with just hot water?

I'm looking for any tips for making a meal with dried noodles without needing to actively cook them. My problem is that the kitchen in my office has nothing, not even a microwave. It just has a hot ...
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How should I adjust oven temperature/time to have two dishes ready at the same time?

I want to cook two vegetable dishes at one time for a dinner party. The first, a vegetable loaf, has to be cooked at 325° F for 1 hour The other, a casserole, requires 350° F for 30 min. How can I ...
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On what temperature should I leave my sauce to cook?

I decided to cook a pizza sauce. I know that the longer you leave it on your stove, the better it might taste. I want to leave my sauce on the stove for an hour or so. At what temperature should I ...
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Bread Cooktime Calculator

A similarly-titled question here does not answer mine. Is there any way to calculate bread cooktimes by taking approximate dimensions, cook time, and perhaps other factors, such as thermal mass of ...
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Fast meringue technique

I use the slow method of baking a meringue, as described here. I'm aware that there is a fast method, but can't find it online. (Besides, I'd really prefer the human input garnered here!) Currently, ...
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What is the lowest temperature possible (of water) to cook meat in?

Say I want to cook a piece of meat by putting it in water and bringing the water to a certain temperature. (In celsius please) how low can the temperature be for it to be still able to cook the meat? ...
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Pork didn't get done in time

I recently made this recipe: https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2016/08/paper-pork-shoulder-its-wrap.html 7 lb pork shoulder, apply rub, wrap tightly in parchment and foil, roast at 225 F for 12 hours. ...
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How long do vine leaves need to be cooked for?

I have a grape vine with a lot of fresh leaves so I thought I'd make stuffed vine leaves. I'm going to precook the filling, so the final cook only needs to be enough to cook the leaves. Most recipes ...
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Corned beef scaling

Say I have a recipe for a 4.4 pound flat cut corned beef for 300F for two hours in a roaster pan. I want to add another very similar but SLIGHTLY thicker 4.7 pounder which fits into the same pan with ...
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Is reusing bones for stock better than once cooking longer with more water?

I've heard about reusing bones for stock (eg. blog post even if the second time is a bit weaker flavor. My question is, if there is some advantage to this. Consider the following to scenarios: Fill ...
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How long to cook 500g of boneless pork leg?

I cut a 1.8kg boneless pork leg into three pieces and now am unsure how long is enough to cook it. How long will a 500g piece take to cook?
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How can I tell if the food inside a pressure cooker is done cooking?

I've been looking into getting a pressure cooker since it works on the premise of increasing the boiling temp of water thereby cooking things more quickly. Operating on the premise that a pressure ...
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Rough guidelines for oven temperatures

How can I master the oven temperatures at which to cook things and corresponding cooking times without having to remember them specifically for each dish? Are there some charts anywhere on the ...
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How to cook dried red beans faster?

I bought some dried red beans from the supermarket. I learned that in order to cook them well, I need more time. I have to soak them in cold water for one night, then cook for another two or three ...

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