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...
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.
Sunflower seeds are as delicious as the hard shell surrounding them is off-putting. But once you learn this cracking technique, eating them will be a breeze.
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!
Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to cook rice with the rapid boil method like a chef. Cooking rice is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here.
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.
Are you one of those vegetarians that misses meat? Have no fear. You don't have to miss out on the flavor of meat while being a vegetarian. Learn how to prepare tofu to trick your carnivorous side.
A pilaf is a side dish consisting mostly of rice or grains. This recipe shows you how to make a savory pilaf you can serve with any dinner. Start with a sofrito, and then follow along to make your own delicious pilaf. Make a seven grain pilaf as a side dish.
Why buy Rice Krispies when you can make your own fresh crispy rice cereal? Just follow these simple instructions and enjoy...! You need soda and rice.
Raw foods Chef Ani Phyo makes a raw, vegan Spanish breakfast scramble with nuts, spices, and vegetables.
In order to make and eat Polenta the traditional way, you will need the following: 600 grams polenta flour, 1.5 liters of warm water, 2 liters of boiling vegetable or meat stock, salt, and a tomato meat sauce. Slowly add the polenta to the water. Add it a little at a time, stirring it constantly. A wire whisk may help you to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil. Add the stock one ladle at a time. Stir it as you add the stock. Allow it to cook for 30 minutes.
Peeled walnuts are so expensive, and they are so hard to shell and peel at home. Shimmy the walnuts out of that papery covering by rubbing them in between a towel. Daniel Duane goes panning for golden walnut nuggets in this cooking how-to video.
Dhokla is a gujarati snack item traditionally made from rice and daal. Try this super simple, super quick recipe using sooji (suji, semolina or cream of wheat). Watch this how to video and learn to make Instant sooji dhokla, serve with tea and impress your guests with your Indian cooking.
Discover yet another of the delicious use for that cast-iron skillet you bought in this video from Jenny Jones, who teaches you how to make a Dutch Baby. No, you don't have to go to the Red Light District. Heck, you don't even have to leave your kitchen! A Dutch Baby in this case is a Dutch-style pancake covered with bananas and strawberries. In an Amsterdam pancake shop the fruit would be cooked into the pancake itself instead of spread over the top, but either way this recipe is tasty!
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...
This video shows how to make Trail Oatmeal for camping or hiking. In a Ziploc bag put some dehydrated fruit with cinnamon and a dash of salt added. In another bag put some quick cooking oatmeal, wheat germ, Fiber-sure, and brown sugar. Put the fruit packet in with the oatmeal packet, add a packet of peanut butter, and it’s ready to go.
In this video, Arya shows how to make homemade simple oatmeal. You will need steel cut oats, a bowl, hot water, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, frozen berries, honey and a spoon for this! First add a scoop of steel cut oats to a bowl and add cinnamon, cardamom, coriander and nutmeg. Then, add hot water and put it into the microwave for 4:44 at 30% power. Once it's finish, take it out of the microwave (it will be hot). You can now add frozen berries, honey and milk to your oatmeal. Let ...
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...
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Watch this instructional cooking video to prepare Sanma Takikomi Gohan, or Japanese fried rice. If you can use fresh saury fish and fresh Shimeji and Maitake mushrooms for this recipe. This recipe serves two.
There are thousands of different types of sooji, also known as semolina, to work with when cooking, but who has enough pantry space to keep all these varieties in stock at once? The trick to always having the sooji you need is to purchase a coarse variety and then grind it down to the consistency you want for the recipe.
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...
In order to prepare a quick Polenta, you will need the following ingredients: a medium grained polenta, 5 T. of fresh herbs, 2-3 T. of olive oil, a quick cooking polenta, 2 tsp salt, vegetable spray, and 5 ¬O cups of water.
Soymilk is a well known alternative to milk for those who are lactose intolerant or just tired of regular dairy. You can spruce up regular soymilk by maing your own healthy recipe at home with oatmeal in addition to soybeans.
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.
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.
In order to make a Simple Polenta with Cauliflower, you will need the following ingredients: 4 cups of water, polenta, salt, cauliflower, 2 lbs raw cauliflower, 1 1/3 cup of polenta, 2 cups of mozzarella, 3 cups of marinara, ¬º cup of bread crumbs, 2 T. Parmesan cheese, ¬O tsp salt, and ¬º tsp of pepper.
Seitan is known as gluten meat, or wheat meat. Basically, it's a vegetarian and vegan substitute for regular meat. Since National Vegan Day was November 1st, commemorate the holiday by making this delicious vegan seitan, kale, and squash dish.
Mapo tofu is a special spicy tofu dish that originates in the Sichuan region of China. While there are many different styles of mapo tofu, it is usually a combination of tofu, spicy chili and bean sauce, and minced beef or pork meat.
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".
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.
Grits are very versatile and there are many ways to dress them up for breakfast. Make a country breakfast in a dish with grits, boiled eggs and sausage. Follow along with this cooking how-to video as the Neely's from the Food Network's shows you how to dress up some southern style grits with common breakfast items.
Eating vegan and sugar free shouldn't mean having to sacrifice your favorite breakfast item. Watch this how to video and learn how to make vegan flapjacks or pancakes. This vegan version of pancakes is is dairy, egg, and sugar free. Everyone is sure to love this recipe for vegan pancakes.
Rava idlis are a super fast alternative to the traditional rice/daal idlis. Since there is no soaking, grinding or fermenting involved, you can enjoy these idlis at any time without the pre-planning. Watch this how to video and try this simple and delicious Indian rave idli recipe.
In this clip, the ladies from Show Me the Curry show you how to make a tasty mixed side dish that will go great with any other meals you may be making. There isn't really a name for this tasty dish but trust the girls - you will love it! You only need three ingredients: peanuts, jaggery and ghee. Roast your peanuts, mix it all together and enjoy!
This video will show you the ins and outs to cooking turtles. No! We're not talking about turtle soup here— these are breakfast turtle flapjacks. These turtle pancakes are perfect for starting off the day right— with a happy and fun breakfast meal. Great for children.
This video demonstrates two easy ways to cook quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is one of the healthiest whole grains you can eat. It is a natural source of protein containing nine of the essential amino acids. Quinoa has been around for thousands of years and is now cultivated in South America.
Ms. Joni Marie Newman from Just the Food teaches us to make Bakin Bits without hydrogenated fats. She tells us that it's cheap, it's easy, and it only takes 10 minutes to make Bakin Bits. She starts by taking granules in a bowl. In another bowl, she takes liquid smoke and adds water and salt. Then, she takes the liquid smoke bowl and pours it over the granules. Then she mixes it all together with her fingers. At that point, she tightly covers the bowl with a plastic wrapper and keeps it in th...
Delicious rice cakes with an exotic Asian flavor which can be served as canapés. They also go well with grilled fish or seafood. Make ginger and herb rice cake canapes.
Dukkah is a bit like hummus - it is a an ancient recipe that blends roasted nuts, spices and sesame seeds into a delicious, savory condiment. You can serve it with bread, fresh vegetables or use it as sandwich dressing. Make your own traditional dukkah recipe at home.