Essential Cooking Skills That Will Take Your Food To The Next Level

Cooking is an essential life skill that saves you money and it also allows you to create healthy and delicious meals for yourself and your loved ones. There are certain essential cooking skills that can take your food to the next level. Read on to learn what they are.

Cooking With Pressure Cooker
A pressure cooker is a very useful tool to have in your kitchen. It cooks food quickly and evenly, making it an excellent option for busy families. Some of the meals you can make in a pressure cooker include stews, soups, meats, grains, and more. First, add the ingredients to the pot using a pressure cooker. Then, cover the pot with its lid and lock it in place. Ensure that the weight regulator is in the correct position (usually "Sealed"). Next, turn the heat on high and wait for the pressure cooker to reach full pressure. Once it does, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook according to the recipe instructions. When you're finished cooking, release the pressure by turning the heat to high and moving the weight regulator to "Venting." It's that easy.

Poaching Eggs
Poached eggs are a fantastic way to add protein and nutrients to your breakfast or lunch without any added fat. They're also easier to make than you think. Fill a pot with about two inches of water and bring it to a simmer to poach an egg. Then, using a spoon, create a small whirlpool in the center of the pot. Break an egg into a cup and carefully pour it into the whirlpool. Do this slowly so that the egg whites don't spread too much. Let the egg cook for about three minutes or until the whites are set, but the yolk is still runny. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cooked egg from the pot and place it on a plate. Repeat this process until all of the eggs are cooked.

Making The Best Desserts
Desserts are the perfect way to end a meal and show off your cooking skills. There are endless possibilities for desserts, but some of our favorites include chocolate cake, apple pie, cheesecake, and brownies with this homemade pecan butter recipe. To make the perfect dessert, start by gathering all the ingredients and tools you'll need. Then, follow the recipe instructions closely. Measure the ingredients correctly and use proper techniques (e.g., folding in whipped cream). Finally, let the dessert cool entirely before serving.

Cooking Rice Perfectly Every Time
Rice is a staple in many cuisines, and cooking it is pretty straightforward. However making rice perfectly can be tricky. The key is to use the right amount of water and cook it at the right temperature. To make perfect rice, first, rinse the rice in cold water. Then, add the rice and the water to a pot. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with its lid. Cook the rice for 20-25 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed. Remove the pot from heat and let it sit for five minutes before fluffing with a fork. 

These are just a few essential cooking skills that can help take your meals to the next level. Try them out for yourself and level up.

This is a contributed post.


Kasia J. said...

Super idea!

Jackie Harrison said...

Amazing true tips that bring you at ease when cooking.It took time for me to perfect a poached egg now I do it like a pro.

Ivana Split said...

Pressure cooker can be wonderful time saving device.