Take some potatoes and parboil them (don't boil them long enough to cook them, just to get them halfway there) with a lemon in the water to give them some flavour.
In a large saucepan, bring salted water to a boil and parboil lobsters for three minutes.
When I shone the light on the water, I swore it would parboil any squid that happened along.
In that case parboil it in water for a minute or two.
Note: there is no need to parboil meat if not using chicken.
To make it on the stove top, sauté the onion and garlic, parboil the potato and then let everything simmer for as long as possible to let the flavours meld together.
parboil the vegetables in salted water for about 5 minutes
I parboiled them in plenty of salted water for seven minutes, and then tossed with some oil (a mix of sunflower and rapeseed - wouldn't use olive for this) and a lot of salt.
In Uzbekistan, critics of the government have the choice of being poached or parboiled .
Fresh leaves and stalks can be added to a mixed green salad, parboiled and served as a vegetable, or stir-fried alone or with other vegetables or meat.