Place the pan over medium heat until the butter melts and the mixture begins to boil.
Heat rapidly back to the boil, then simmer gently, partially covered.
Add the rice and boil, stirring occasionally, until very soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer until tender (about 30 mins).
boil them about three quarters of an hour, or till quits tender.
An' I hopes, ol girl,' says he, 'that you'll be able t' boil the water 'ithout burnin' it.'
It may be drunk hot or cold, but in any case must never be allowed to boil.
The captain had ordered Cooper to boil some pitch at the galley.
Bring to the boil a cupful of water and a tablespoonful of butter.
early 13c., from Old French bolir "boil, bubble up, ferment, gush" (12c., Modern French bouillir), from Latin bullire "to bubble, seethe," from PIE base *beu- "to swell" (see bull (n.2)). The native word is seethe. Figurative sense of "to agitate the feelings" is from 1640s.
I am impatient, and my blood boyls high. [Thomas Otway, "Alcibiades," 1675]Related: Boiled; boiling. Boiling point is recorded from 1773.
"hard tumor," altered from Middle English bile (Kentish bele), perhaps by association with the verb; from Old English byl, byle "boil, carbuncle," from West Germanic *buljon- "swelling" (cf. Old Frisian bele, Old High German bulia, German Beule). Perhaps ultimately from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to swell" (see bole), or from *beu- "to grow, swell" (see bull (n.2); also cf. boast). Cf. Old Irish bolach "pustule," Gothic ufbauljan "to puff up," Icelandic beyla "hump."
A painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncle.
(rendered "botch" in Deut. 28:27, 35), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7; Isa. 38:21) or of the Egyptians (Ex. 9:9, 10, 11; Deut. 28:27, 35). It designates the disease of Job (2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.