Learn to control Moisture when you are cooking.
The correct amount of moisture is key to your cooking. Food cooks well, by adding the right amount of water at the right time. Also when you are adding water, if you use hot water, that really makes a difference. While cooking you do not want to bring the temperature down of the food, that you are cooking. So use hot water. This also brings your cooking time down. I always start boiling a small amount of water in a small pot when I start cooking, so the hot water is ready when you need it. Also if you have hot water dispenser use the hot water instead of cold water while cooking.