One of the awesome features we love about the Solar Flare is that is cooks dried food so well. It’s tastes soooooo good! Most dried food is ready to eat in 45 minutes. We like to stir the contents at the 45 minute mark then return the food to the Solar Flare and allow it to cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Doing it this way, we find the food thickens nicely – better than if we used the stove top! As we allow the food to cool in the cooking vessel for 10 minutes before serving, the food continues to thicken as well. The video explains how to prepare a package of dried food, Potato Cheddar Soup, using the Solar Flare.