How Long to Boil Taro
On average, it should take about 20 minutes to boil taro. You'll need to peel it and cut it into pieces before cooking your taro. You'll be able to tell when it's done cooking when the pieces are tender and easily pierced with a fork. Cooked taro will also change colors, from white to cream to a grayish purple color. Taro roots are toxic when they're raw, so it's very important to make sure that they're completely cooked before eating them.