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: 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: 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: 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 Japanese sushi rice without a rice cooker

In this video, Tosh shows us how to make Japanese sushi rice without a rice cooker. Don't have a rice cooker at home and want some delicious sushi rice? No problem! Follow the directions in this video to make some great rice easily. First, you will need to fill a large pot with your desired amount of rice and then rinse it off with water three to four times. Don't use soap, this will just contaminate the rice. After this, drain out the water from the rice using a strainer. Then, put it back i...

How To: Make Chinese fried rice

Who doesn't love fried rice?! Make Chinese restaurant style fried rice in the comfort of your home kitchen! This indo-chinese fried rice is very easy to make and can either be eaten by itself or served with Manchurian, stir fried veggies or Paneer chili.

How To: Cook whole grain quinoa

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.

How To: Make Pakistani peas pilaf or pulau

In this video the recipe of Peas Pulao has been demonstrated. Peas pulao is made out of Basmati rice and it has to be soaked for about 30 minutes. For this, you need to first add oil in a pan and add bay leaf and seeds. Then add some sliced onions and fry till golden brown. Next add the peas and fry further. Then add water. Water has to be double the quantity of rice. So if 1 cup of rice is taken, then 2 cups of water would be required. Add the rice and salt. Then cover the pan and cook on hi...

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 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: 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 sugar-glazed walnuts with Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones shows you a quick and easy way to make sugar-glazed walnuts. As far as quick-and-easy snack recipes go, this one is hard to beat. It's so quick, and so easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a detailed, step-by-step overview of the recipe in just over a minute's time. For more information, and to get started making your own sugar-glazed walnuts, take a look!

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: Make oatmeal on the trail

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.

How To: Make a simple bowl of oatmeal

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 ...

How To: Make delicious kettle corn

This video demonstrates how to make Kettle Corn. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: oil, popcorn, salt, and sugar. To make this you will need a stirring utensil and a kettle, because a kettle is able to hold more heat and transfer more heat to the popcorn. You should use twice as much popcorn as sugar in the recipe: a 2 to 1 ratio of popcorn to sugar. Pour popcorn into the kettle. Add oil. You will need to wear protective gear, when you cook it. Stir it frequently. The ...

How To: Make raw food granola with almond milk

In this video from JenniferCornbleet we learn to make raw food granola with almond milk. Place a nut or seed in a mason jar about halfway. Fill the rest with water. Sit over night. Drain, and you can use right away or store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Almond milk is a great cereal milk replacement. To make it combine almonds, water, and a couple of dates to sweeten the milk. You can use a different sweetener of your choice. You can flavor with vanilla extract as well. Blend in a bl...

How To: Make perfect sushi rice

In this video from NinjaSushiNewOrleans we learn how to make perfect sushi rice. Momo from Ninja Restaurant shows us how. You will need a rice cooker, a bowl, paddle, and a hand held fan or piece of cardboard. You will also need 4 cups of Tamaki Gold rice and 1 cup of sushi vinegar. You want to wash your rice very gently. Drain water for about 15 minutes. Now put rice in rice cooker and 4 cups of water. When the rice is ready put it all in rice bowl. Mix in the 1 cup of vinegar. Make sure the...

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...

How To: Make Asian-style buchi

This video is a demonstration of how to make Asian-style buchi. The ingredients are sweet rice flour, sesame seeds, peanut oil, water, and sweetened red bean paste. The first step is to put the rice flour into a mixing bowl and mix in water. When it is the consistency of mashed potatoes, shape a ball of dough in your hands, to about the size of a ping pong ball. Make a hollow space with a small measuring spoon and add a spoonful of bean paste. Shape the dough around the bean paste to cover it...

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...

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