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which is right to say: "I cook rice"  or "I boil Rice"

grammar asked Jun 16 '13 at 10:40 sandra New member

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Grammatically both are correct (although Rice should not be capitalized).

 

To "cook" is a general term for heating food whereas "boil" refers to a specific type of cooking.

 

So perhaps you would be more likely to say, for example:  " I cook rice every day", rather  than "...boil...".

 

"Boil" would be more often used in a  sentence such as " I boil rice sometimes but usually I fry it".

 

Hope that helps.

link comment edited Jun 16 '13 at 12:02 Michael Cranfield Expert

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