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Questions tagged [simmer]

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Slow down evaporation when cooking

Does water evaporate faster when rolling boil with a lid or simmer without a lid? If I use a certain stove plate with a certain sauce pan set to its lowest setting it will cause the water to roll boil ...
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What is the difference between a boil, a rolling boil and a simmer? [duplicate]

As they seem pretty similar, Are there any differences between a boil, a rolling boil and a simmer?
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What is the temperature of the massive pots of water at hotels for cooking 10 poached eggs at once?

I love cooking poached eggs at home. Assumption: This is all sea level (+/-15 metres). I went to a hotel with glass walls to the kitchen and watched the way they prepared the morning cooked egg ...
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Simmering with or without the lid

Many Indian recipes give the requirement of simmering the gravy, covered until reduced. I'm wondering if this advice is flawed as one would presume the pan would need to be uncovered in order to ...
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When cooking grains with vegetables, should I cook them together or separately

For example, if I would like to make quinoa with mixed vegetables, should I: (a) Cook the vegetables, add the quinoa and stock, and simmer; or (b) Cook the quinoa in one pan, cook the vegetables in ...
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How do you stop tomato sauce from splattering?

In order to reduce tomato sauce to make a nice thick tasty topping for pasta, you often need to let it simmer with the lid off for a very long time. This always seems to result in tomato splatters all ...
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Does leaving the lid on make a difference to whether the meat in a soup softens/cook properly?

I've been coooking soup with a pot lid off and notice the meat is still tough when cooking. It could be the due to the lid or some other factor. I put a thermometer in the soup water and it seems to ...
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What does “bring to a simmer” mean?

First, a confession: I work in software, so I'm probably paying way too much attention to the state of liquid that is "a simmer". That written, I love to cook, and no recipe direction gives me more ...