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 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 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: Get creative with grits

Cook book author, Susan McIntosh shares tips on how to get creative with grits and goes over different ideas for dishes that can combine grits with other delicious sides. Creamy Grits with Ham and Red-Eye Gravy, Pork with Mushrooms and Two-Corn Grits, Italian Sausage over Garlic Polenta, and Anniversary Shrimp and Grits are just a few available in her all-things grits cookbook: "Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food".

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 vegan "bacon-and-egg" breakfast burger

Joni Marie Newman shows how to make a vegan style bacon and egg breakfast burger. Crumble some extra firm tofu in a bowl, and flavor it with mustard, salt, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and some fake bacon bits. Mix all the ingredients together, then add flour until it reaches a sticky consistency so it will stick together when you form the patties.

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: Make baked bean & bacon casserole with Paula Deen

Baked beans combine with apples and bacon for a great side or main dish. Follow along as Paula Deen shows you how to make a baked bean and bacon casserole. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. Try making a tasty cheesy side of baked be...

How To: Make Thai sticky rice

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Thai sticky rice. First, soak your rice for a minimum of two hours or overnight in water. Make sure the water covers the rice by an inch or more. After the rice has soaked, fill a pot with two inches of water, then place your rice into a steam basket. After this, place the pot on medium heat and bring it to a boil. Then, place your basket on top of the pot with the rice inside of it and then place a lid over the basket. Let this steam for around 10 minut...

How To: Make grilled polenta with wild mushrooms at home

In this video, Chef Steve Ricci shows how to prepare a recipe called grilled polenta with wild mushrooms the easy way. The ingredients for the recipe are polenta, vegetable stock, butter, mascarpone cheese, parmesan, balsamic vinegar, mushrooms and olive oil. The polenta is added to boiling vegetable stock. To this is added butter, mascarpone and parmesan. The mixture is allowed to thicken and then refrigerated. Saute the mushrooms in a pan with some olive oil till its cooked. The set polenta...

How To: Cook pinto beans

Legumes like pinto beans are not only delicious and a staple in any Mexican meal but are also very healthy for you. They may take a little time to cook from scratch but can be made in large batches with out much effort and are extremely cost effective.

How To: Make pancakes for one person from scratch

This video shows you how to make pancakes from scratch for one person in five minutes. In a medium size bowl you will put in 3/4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Use a fork or whisk to mix the ingredients together. Add more flour to thicken the batter. Bubbles in batter show that the baking soda is not too old. Put oil in a skillet on medium heat. Pour in the bat...

How To: Make waffle or pancake batter

Nothing is better in the morning than homemade pancakes or waffles. Hoffman kitchen shares a family recipe, tried and true, for making pancake or waffle batter. Ingredients are given verbally as well as written in caption so there is no confusion. However, the viewer watches the chef use his own estimates and make decisions as he goes along, so it is clear exact amounts are not really necessary. The base of this waffle or pancake batter is Bisquick mix, which speeds up the process. Instructio...

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: Cook soft delicious beans

In this video, we learn how to cook soft delicious beans. First, you want to make sure you are never using really old beans, around more than 2 years old. To keep your beans from getting old, add some citrus to them so they don't soften. Also, make sure you have the right water level when you are cooking the beans. Last, you want to make sure you are cooking the beans enough and not too much. To cook them right, use fresh beans and soak them for around 2-6 hours. Then, saute vegetables in the...

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