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Encyclopedia > Parboiling

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. Boiling, a type of phase transition, is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which typically occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmospheric pressure. ... In physics, heat, symbolized by Q, is defined as energy in transit. ...

The etymology of the word includes influences from the Middle English parboilen meaning to boil partly and the Old French parboillir; to boil thoroughly. These words in turn stem from Late Latin. The modern meaning of the word is caused by confusion of par- with part-. Not to be confused with Entomology, the study of insects. ... Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300 A.D. It was known at the time as the langue doïl to distinguish it from the langue... Vulgar Latin (in Latin, sermo vulgaris) is a blanket term covering the vernacular dialects of the Latin language spoken mostly in the western provinces of the Roman Empire until those dialects, diverging still further, evolved into the early Romance languages — a distinction usually assigned to about the ninth century. ...

The word is often used when referring to parboiled rice. Parboiling can also be used for removing poisonous or foul-tasting substances from foodstuffs, such as for removing gyromitrin from false morels. Parboiled rice is rice that has been boiled in the husk. ... Gyromitrin is a chemical present in most members of the False Morel genus of mushrooms. ... Binomial name Gyromitra esculenta (Pers. ...

As a unit operation in chemical engineering, parboiling is the same as extraction or leaching. Ore Extraction unit operations at Quincy Mine, Hancock, MI ca. ... Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science, e. ... In chemistry, liquid-liquid extraction (or more briefly, solvent extraction) is a useful method to separate components (compounds) of a mixture. ... Leaching is the process of extracting a substance from a solid by dissolving it in a liquid. ...

Parboiled rice

Here raw rice or paddy is dehusked by using steam.This steam also partially boils the rice while dehusking.This process generally changes colour of rice from white to bit reddish.This type of rice is eaten in districts of Dakshina kannada and Udupi in India. Location of Dakshina Kannada district with respect to the other districts of Karnataka. ... IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS TO DAKSHINA KANNADA (AND MANGALORE) AREA: PLEASE NOTE THAT MANGALORE AND THE NEARBY AREAS IN THE DISTRICT OF DAKSHINA KANNADA ARE PRONE TO MOB VIOLENCE BETWEEN HINDUS AND MOSLEMS [1]. EXTREMIST ORGANISATIONS LIKE SIMI AND BAJRANG DAL ARE ACTIVE IN THE AREA, ACCORDING TO THE HOME...

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Wikibooks Cookbook has more about this subject: Blanching Blanching is a cooking term that describes a process of food preparation wherein the food substance is rapidly plunged into boiling water and then removed after a brief, timed interval and then plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water. ...


  • The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
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Rice Mills Processing (412 words)
Parboiled rice is produced using a steam pressure process prior to milling.
Rice is parboiled in the hull which softeners the kernel, allowing the surface starch,bran and other components to commingle.
The dried parboiled rice is sent through machines which remove the hull and polish the kernels.
ρύζι parboiled υγροθερμικής κατεργασίας και υγεία: ελληνικό ρύζι ... (221 words)
ρύζι parboiled υγροθερμικής κατεργασίας και υγεία: ελληνικό ρύζι parboiled από τους ορυζόμυλους Μακεδονίας ΑΦΟΙ ΜΥΣΤΑΚΙΔΗ
Το ρύζι parboiled είναι ιδιαίτερα ωφέλιμο για την υγεία, καθώς είναι πλούσιο σε θρεπτικές ουσίες.
Το indica parboiled κατά τη διάρκεια της κατεργασίας του εμπλουτίζεται με βιταμίνες PP, που επιδρούν ευνοϊκά στην ανανέωση των κυττάρων του δέρματος, δίνοντας λάμψη και ομορφιά στην επιδερμίδα.
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