Without Water Excess: Recipes for Conscious Cooks

You are unlikely to succeed in preparing lunch or dinner without water, but it is not necessary to spend it in vain in the kitchen. Baring in mind that modern cooking takes into account the need to conserve resources. We are happy to share a delicious meal recipes that do not require a lot of fluids.

Boiling pot: all in one. After cooking a «complicated» we always have to wash piles of dishes - frying pans, sauce boats, bowls. And it needs much water. Excellent solution is all in one cooking pan or pot. The people of Morocco invented tagine - a special deep clay pan with a conical cover that ensures proper circulation of moisture. By the way, the food in the receptacle is cooked in its own juice, adding water is not necessary. Buy a tagine with iron bottom – as it just will not crack on a regular stove.

В таджине любая еда может готовиться без воды

The recipe. Fry grated ginger, chopped onions in vegetable oil in a tagine, sprinkle it with paprika, salt and pepper. Add the sliced ​​turkey fillets, cinnamon, raisins and nutmeg. Then use vegetables: 4 potatoes, 3 carrots grated, zucchini, bell peppers. Cover and simmer for an hour and a half. Do not forget to sprinkle it with herbs.

Pasta: breaking the rules. Often packages of noodles or spaghetti has a prescription to boil them in a large quantity of water, at least 1 liter per 100 grams of pasta. This is an indispensable condition for the sacred Italian tradition. However, you can safely ignore these threats. In 2009, Harold McGee, author of a scientific approach to cooking shared the experience of cooking spaghetti in the New York Times magazine: it turned out that two liters of water are enough for the standard package. And the most economical way is not to use a pan!

The recipe. Take 450 grams of pasta. Put them in a pan, add a couple of teaspoons of salt and cover with cold water. Put on the stove. After boiling water stir and cook for 10 minutes. Since water is initially cold, the pasta will not cleave to each other. Do not pour the remaining broth is saturated - it tastes good, especially if you use whole wheat products, and there is much gluten, which helps to thicken any sauce, such as mushroom or pesto.

In conclusion - a couple of tips to help you to save water in the kitchen:

If you need to wash a large pot, with food leftover stuck to the walls, fill it with a mixture of water and detergent, and while it is soaking, rinse all the plates before loading in the dishwasher in it, but not under the tap.

Often, especially in Asian cuisine, recipes require blanching or boiling a few different ingredients. To avoid water wasting, take a three-liter pot, and cook it all in turn: first the products that do not give a good broth (carrots or asparagus), then noodles or meat. It is necessary to be careful with broccoli: this vegetable gives the water a peculiar smell, so it is better to cook it in the end.

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