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Monster Hunter Rise guide: How to cook a Well-Done Steak

Use the BBQ Spit to cook

Two palicos cook in Monster Hunter Rise Image: Capcom via Polygon

There are a lot of ways to restore your stamina in Monster Hunter Rise. While the free rations you get each mission are fine, if you put in a bit of effort, you can cook your own meals. In fact, one of the best way to restore stamina in the game is by cooking a Well-Done Steak with your BBQ Spit. The process takes a bit of rhythm and practice to master, but once you’ve figured it out, you can roast these items easily.

In this Monster Hunter Rise guide, we’ll show you how to cook a Well-Done Steak. We’ll explain where to get your cooking supplies, how to use the BBQ Spit, and what to pay attention to so you can become Kamura’s next top chef.

How to cook a Well-Done Steak

Learning how to cook a Well-Done Steak is one of the most important skills in Monster Hunter Rise. While you can craft or forge most of the essential assets you’ll need with the push of a button, cooking a Well-Done Steak requires a bit of finesse.

In each hunt, you might notice an item that’s always in your inventory: the BBQ Spit. It’ll be unusable until you find something to cook with.

A character cooks on a BBQ spit in Monster Hunter Rise
Once you have raw meat, you can use the BBQ Spit
Image: Capcom via Polygon

To begin using the BBQ Spit, you need raw meat. You can get raw meat from defeating the small monsters that inhabit each of the game’s locales. After taking down a small creature, carve it like you would their larger counterparts. While you might get some crafting materials, in most cases you’ll also get some raw meat.

With raw meat in your hands, find a spot to set up your BBQ Spit.

With the BBQ Spit selected in your inventory, use it, and your hunter will whip out a small chair and the spit and immediately start cooking the raw meat. Your hunter will slowly rotate their meat around a roaring flame and over time, the meat will go through several phases:

  1. Rare Steak (restores a bit of stamina)
  2. Well-Done Steak (restores all of your missing stamina)
  3. Burnt Steak (could restore or drain your stamina)

The point at which press the A button to remove the meat from the fire determines which steak you get. Timing is key to cooking a Well-Done Steak.

To master the art of cooking, pay attention to the music that plays while you’re cooking. A five-bar jingle will play while you cook. An introductory bar of music will play before kicking off a short, four-bar song. If you press A on the start of the first beat after the final bar, you’ll pull the steak off in time and you’ll get a Well-Done Steak.

Eating a Well-Done Steak will refill your entire health bar. It’s one of the best items in the game and requires a bit of work to get. Once you master the timing and get into the rhythm of cooking, you can easily cook as many perfect steaks as you’ll need.