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Time for a little refresher.
Most rice is not meant to be cooked without at least one rinse. Give it a wash or two to filter out any debris and surface starches. More here.
If you're planning on simmering a stew or soup for a long time, add some leftover herbs. They'll add layer and complexity to the flavor. More here.
Instead of trying to precariously scoop up your chopped up veggies onto your pan using your hands or knife, use a bench scraper to neatly and quickly move your ingredients. More here.
Trying to flip your morning eggs with a hard metal spatula without breaking your perfectly circular fry is pretty difficult. To make it easier on yourself, get yourself one of these babies — the slits mean the egg won't stick to the spatula, and its long body mean you'll be able to handle the entire egg without breaking it. More here.
Constantly stirring will homogenize the texture, break up pockets of uncooked egg, and make for a restaurant-style creamy scramble. More here.
Listen, I know you're short on time and want to get right to the eating part of your night, but if you want to slightly brown and crisp your vegetables (and you definitely do), then it pays to cook your ingredients in smaller batches. If you try and dump all your food into a single pan, the temperature will drop, and you won't get that nice cooked outer layer you're aiming for. More here.
It's perfect for you're making pie dough, where mini, intact chunks of coldish butter translate to a flakier crust. More here.
Onion takes longer to soften up, while garlic burns pretty easily, so it only makes sense to cook the former first. More here.
Don't be so quick to cut meat that's fresh off the grill or pan, as doing so will spill out all of its delicious juices. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes and you'll secure yourself a juicy slab of steak. More here.
Learn from the mistakes of others and set yourself up for success by scrolling to the bottom of a blog post or recipe and checking for any warnings other reviewers might have for the recipe.
Don't be afraid to salt your pasta water. It'll make your pasta taste better and help in bringing out the flavor of your pasta sauce. More here.
If you sprinkle too close to your food, you'll risk localizing your seasoning. More here.
If you want to revitalize cookies that have gotten tough, simply place them in a container with a fresh piece of soft bread. The cookies will soak up the bread's moisture in no time. More here.
When you crack an egg on the rim of a bowl or pan, you risk pushing a bit of the shell into your egg. Instead, crack it on a flat surface and separate the shell with your fingers. More here.
It'll also make your bacon extra crispy. More here.
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