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Boiling, Poaching, or Simmering: What’s the Difference?

Throughout your cooking experience, you may have read the terms poaching, boiling, and simmering.
Of course, while all these involve hot water, they are not the same terms. This article will explore how they’re distinct from one another and how you can apply these terms to your cooking.
Boiling involves heating water to its boiling point (212°F). It is notable because it creates drastic bubbles rolling at the surface. The most common ingredients cooked with the boiling technique are rice, grains, eggs, vegetables, and pasta.