Boiling is one of the easiest methods for cooking rice. The grain is cooked uncovered in a large quantity of water. The rice and water are then dumped into a colander and drained for several minutes to remove the excess moisture.
Boiling (or simmering) ham is a moist heat method of cooking. It is also a healthy method of cooking ham because no fat is added during the cooking process. It retains the flavor, tenderness, and moisture through a gentle simmering process.
Boiling is the method most often used for cooking pasta. It is also used in conjunction with some of the other cooking methods, such as stir-frying and baking. When boiling pasta it is important to use a sufficient amount of water, generally a quart of water per 4 ounces of pasta is satisfactory.