To boil or cook thoroughly.
To boil in part; to cook partially by boiling.
To partially precook in boiling salt water or other liquid before adding to another dish. Used when the total cooking time of the main dish is not sufficient to ensure thorough cooking, or to shorten the overall cooking time. Parboiling is used for dense food such as carrots and potatoes. Never parboil meat, fish or sausages, which should be cooked thoroughly at first cooking to kill any bacteria which may be present.
To partially cook food in boiling water for just a few minutes.
To boil food briefly in water, cooking it only partially ... more on parboil here
To partially cook for a given amount of time in boiling water as a preliminary step.
Partially cook by boiling for a short period of time
To partially cook by boiling before continuing to cook by another method.
To cook food in a boiling liquid until partially done. Cooking is usually completed by some other method.
partially cook in liquid, usually used to speed up cooking time.
cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"
cook partially to soften in boiling water before proceeding to cook in another manner.
Partially cooking a food, usually vegetables, by boiling, then immersing in cold water. Used to prepare foods to reduce cooking time at final preparation.
To boil vegetables until half cooked. Used to part-cook potatoes and other hard root vegetables prior to roasting them at a high temperature to ensure that the inside is cooked while the outside crisps up well.
To partially cook food by boiling briefly in water. This may be done to longer cooking ingredients to make sure all ingredients are done at the same time such as in stir-fries.
To boil a food briefly, until partially done. A food might be parboiled before adding it to faster-cooking ingredients to insure all ingredients are evenly cooked.
To partially cook in boiling water before some other form of cooking is employed.
To partially cook food by boiling it briefly in water. This method is often used to partially cook dense foods before adding them to more delicate foods in a recipe. This helps ensure that all the ingredients will finish cooking at the same time.
To cook in a skillet kept dry by pouring off accumulated fat. Usually, fattier meats are parboiled.
To boil food briefly in water, cooking it only partially. Parboiling is used for dense food like carrots and potatoes. After being parboiled, these foods can be added at the last minute to quicker-cooking ingredients. Parboiling insures that all ingredients will finish cooking at the same time. Since foods will continue to cook once they have been removed from the boiling water, they should be shocked in ice water briefly to preserve color and texture. Cooking can then be completed by sauteeing or the parboiled vegetable can be added to simmering soups or stews.
To boil until partially cooked; to blanch. Usually this procedure is followed by final cooking in a seasoned sauce.
To boil partially in a liquid. Cooking is unusually completed by baking.
To cook partially in a boiling or simmering liquid.
To cook food partially by boiling it briefly in water. Typically, you would use a blanch to parboil food. The technique is used to prepare dense foods for cooking with more delicate foods so that all the ingredients are done cooking at the same time.
To boil vegetables for a time until they are partially cooked. An example would be parboiling potatoes before adding them to the roasting pan for roast potatoes.
To partially cook in boiling water before final cooking.
To boil food in water until partially cooked.
To partially cook food in boiling water before completely cooking by some other process.
To partly cook in a boiling liquid.
This means to boil vegetables until they're just slightly...
to partially cook a food briefly in boiling water before storing or finishing it by another method.
To cook partially, by boiling for a short time.
Parboil is an action which refers to partially boiling food in water before finishing cooking it by another method. When something has been parboiled it has been partially cooked; that is, subjected to boiling for a brief period of time. To be parboiled can also mean to be subjected to uncomfortable heat.