I’m trying to make brown rice, and the package says bring to a boil stir in rice and butter then
REDUCE HEAT for 40 minutes-an hour blah blah WHAT ARE COOKING RECIPES SO DAMN VAUGE?? REDUCE TO WHAT SETTING? GOOD GRIEF!!!!!
i hate making rice, so i use a rice cooker. just something to think about 🙂
but to answer your q….different stovetops vary. so 7 on my stove might be a lot hotter than 7 on your stove, know what i mean? understanding cooking methods will help you know that with rice for example, you want to reduce the temperature so the rice will cook as it absorbs water, and that happens slowly. if it’s up too high, then the water will evaporate before the rice has absorbed enough, and your rice will be hard in the middle. so turn down the heat until the water in your pot is barely bubbling up through your rice (this will be a pretty low temp), cover, and cook for approximately the time listed in your directions.
Usually if you are using med high or high they want you to reduce to med low or low. So on a stove if your dial is numbered 1 – 10 and you brought to a boil at high (10) then you would reduce it to med low or low ( 2-4) whichever is needed to maintain a simmer.