How To: Make biryani masala

Chef Sanjay shows you how to make biryani masala in his first 2008 video. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make a lot at once and save it to use as you need. He gives a good breakdown of how to use this Indian food base.

How To: Make special and tasty homemade puffed rice in a wok

Sure, you can buy Rice Krispies or something similar - but making your own puffed rice at home is not too difficult, and is much healthier! This techinque works with any starch. Fully cook your rice, and then dry it out (it usually needs about 24 hours to dry completely). Then take an oil with a high smoke point (such as canola oil) and heat it in a wok. Pour your rice into a strainer, and then submerge in the oil for a few seconds.

How To: Make a silencer for a 22 long rifle out of paper towels

This is a very easy silencer you can make using nothing more than a roll of paper towels, an expanse of aluminum foil and a water bottle. Like most silencers, however, this one won't work forever so you'll need to be able to make a lot of them if you want to do more frequent shooting. It's also a bit bulky. But if those aren't problems for you, then watch this video and have fun with your new rifle silencer!

How To: Make wild mushroom risotto perfectly at home

In this tutorial, learn how to make a scary, high maintenence dish - wild mushroom risotto. This meal is a little tough to make but is totally worth it when you eat a spoonful of that creamy goodness. In this clip from the Food Network you will learn some useful tips to make the process much easier and come out with a perfect dinner every time. Enjoy!

How To: Make sushi rice

To make Sushi rice you'll need two cups of cold water, two cups of short grain rice, 1/4th cup of rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon each of sugar and a teaspoon of salt. You'll also need a small sauce pan, a rice cooker, a wooden spatula, a wooden sushi bowl, and a hand fan. First you will wash the rice until the water becomes cloudy and drain it, repeating this process three or four times until the water is clear. Let the rice soak for 30 minutes. Now you prepare your sushi vinegar on the stove pou...

How To: Make perfect rice in a cast iron skillet

In this video, we learn how to make the perfect rice in an cast iron skillet. First, place 1 cup of basmati rice into the skillet with 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Now, add in 1 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt into the skillet and turn it on high heat, and let it come to a simmer. Once it starts to simmer, stir it and turn the heat to low, then cover it. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and don't uncover it while you're waiting. When the 20 minutes is up, remove the lid for three seconds, then place t...

How To: Cook rice without salt

Are you on a low-salt diet and need some healthy recipes that are friendly on your taste buds and wallet? This superb video serves up an easy and delicious recipe that will please everyone, whether or not the doctor has advised them to cut down on the sodium. The tutorial, one in a fantastic and free video series, offers excellent tips on how to properly cook your rice, as well as how to dress it up without damaging your health.

How To: Cook perfect survival rice in your canteen

This survivalist video shows you how to cook raw rice in a canteen cup with minimal resources. Only a cup of raw rice, a canteen cup and water are required for this method. First pour the raw rice in to the canteen cup and add water and let it soak for 15 minutes. Next drain out the water and wash the starch out of the rice several times till clear water is obtained. Next add water to the rice and boil it on the stove as shown in the video.

How To: Cook absolutely perfect Italian risotto

In this video, we learn how to cook absolutely perfect Italian risotto. To start, you should not rinse the rice that you are using. Also, make sure you are using a wide and low pot to let the liquid evaporate evenly. The dish should be prepared according to the seasons, so you have the most fresh spices and vegetables available. Butter and olive oil are traditional to start this dish and should be used to sautŽ the garlic or onions, making sure not to brown either of them. The sixty seconds w...

How to Make a Dutch Baby: A puffed up pancake made in oven

Maria, an at-home cook, teaches the secrets to baking the perfect Dutch baby pancake, every time. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter. Place covered skillet in the oven for 5 minutes, or until it gets very hot. In a blender, add 1/2 cup flour, 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup milk and mix ingredients. Pour mixture into hot skillet and let bake for 35 minutes, or until it is puffed and golden. Sprinkle confectioners su...

How To: Prepare a vegan brown rice medley

This video demonstrates how to prepare a Brown Rice Medley. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: green lentils, brown rice, wild rice, and yellow and green split peas. You can find these ingredients in the bulk section, at the grocery store. You will want to combine them in equal parts in a container. Extract 2 cups of the combined mixture. Soak it in water. Let it sit for 6-12 hours. Rinse well. Drain.

How To: Make yogurt rice

Yogurt rice (also called curd rice) is an all time favorite comfort food and a wonderfully soothing end to a spicy Indian meal. See how to make yogurt rice and get rid of all those rice leftovers in the fridge!

How To: Cook delicious rice using a rice cooker

The creator of this tutorial starts off with a bag of jasmine rice, a rice cooker, and a basic measuring cup. He explains how to cook rice. He uses the cup to scoop about two cups into the container. After that, he moves to the sink and gently washes the rice with warm water. The water turns a milky color and he repeats this step twice. After the water is cleaned, he uses the tip of finger as a gauge to see if he used enough water. He inserts the container into the rice cooker and turns it on...

How To: Make egg noodles in soy broth with ketchup

Noodles are the basis for many a Chinese dish, including the Americanized chow mien (or "cooked noodles" in Chinese), noodles in broth, noodles with wonton soup, noodles with air. After all, with a light, airy consistency they're the perfect complement for savory dishes like kung pao chicken and beef and broccoli with soy sauce.

How To: Sprout mung beans for Indian style recipes

Bean sprouts are an extremely healthy and delicious way to enjoy legumes. Although sprouting can seem intimidating to some, it is really an easy process. Any whole bean can be sprouted - Mung, Garbanzo, Kidney, Moth, Adzuki, Lentil, etc. Sprouts can be eaten raw in salads or cooked. Watch this how-to video and try this simple method for sprouting mung beans.

How To: Cook Malawian nsima porridge (hot cornmeal porridge)

To make Malawi nsima porridge: Build a fire to heat up the water. Use 1 cup of flour, put in pot of hot water. Allow the flour to sit on top for a little bit to keep the heat in. Then one of the ladies will stir the flour into the water. No gentleman will do this due to the culture. After the flour is stirred into the water, it will look like a dough. Scoop out the mixture and mold it into a ball. For the soup, heat up another pot of water, add the salt. In a separate pan, put in the onions t...

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