It takes five to 10 minutes to boil 6 to 8 cups of water. The water, pot and stove temperatures; the water's salinity; the pot's volume, surface area and conductivity; the altitude; and whether or not a lid is in place a... More »

A shucked ear of corn only needs to cook for one or two minutes. Bring fresh, salted water to a rolling boil and add the corn. When the ear is warmed through, it's done. More » Food Cooking

The brand of kettle is needed to determine the exact amount of electricity used, but most kettles have an average wattage of 2 or 3 kilowatts or kW. If a 2 kW kettle is used for 2 hours then it has used 4 kWh. More »

The easiest way to cook quinoa is to add 2 cups of water or stock to 1 cup of quinoa, bring to a boil in a saucepan, cover the top and simmer for 15 minutes. Quinoa, pronounced "keen-wah," is often mistaken for a grain b... More » Food Cooking Nuts & Grains

One popular sweet iced tea recipe is to boil 3 cups of water and put in two family-sized tea bags, boil for another minute, then cover and let it steep for 10 minutes. After removing the teabags, dissolve 1/2 cup of suga... More » Food Beverages Coffee & Tea

To make liver pate, boil 3 cups of water, 1 pound of chicken liver and one sliced onion on low heat for 20 minutes, drain the liquid, and throw out the onions and pieces of liver that are still hard. Puree the liver, add... More » Food Cooking Meat

To make green tomato salsa, bring 7 cups prepared green tomatoes, 1/2 cup lime juice, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 5 to 10 seeded and chopped jalapeño peppers and 2 cups chopped red onion to a boil, and simmer five minutes. ... More »