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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: Cook rice in a pressure cooker

This video relates to cooking rice in a pressure cooker in 5 minutes. We start with basmati rice, which is famous world wide. First, put one and a half cups rice in the pressure cooker and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Turn on the heat, add cumin seeds, and wait for the good smell. After a good smell, add 2 cups of water and salt. Then, check the height of the water, which should be 2 inches. Turn on the heat and wait for the whistle. As the pressure goes away, your rice is ready. This will...

How To: Cook delicious Moroccan couscous from scratch

Jad Cooper shows us how to make perfect couscous. First, soak the chickpeas, then peel and cut some turnips, a cauliflower or cabbage, some zucchini, sweet potato, green peppers, onions and tomatoes. Wash some cilantro and tie it up with string so it doesn’t fall apart during the cooking. Put the onions, tomatoes and cilantro into a large pot for the base of the stock.

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 braised wild rice

In this video, Jo Pratt is demonstrating how to make braised wild rice. For this, you need to first heat your pan on medium heat. Then add some butter. Once the butter melts add chopped onions, chopped garlic and chopper bell pepper. Stir them and sauté for some time. Then add the basmati rice and wild rice and put the vegetable or chicken stock in it. Next add salt and ground pepper. Then close the lid and place it in the oven at 170 degrees for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes the rice will be ...

How To: Make a Thai curry with tofu & mushroom

In this video, we learn how to make Thai curry with tofu and mushrooms. You will need: 12 oz firm drained tofu, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 sliced medium onion, 1 lb fresh mushrooms, 1 can coconut milk, 3/4 c vegetable broth, 2-3 tsp green curry paste, 2 tsp grated lime rind, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 2 c halved green beans, 1/3 c diced red pepper, 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp lime juice, 2 sliced green onions, and 2 c hot jasmine rice. First, cut tofu into cubes, then place in a wok with oil and onion for 5 mi...

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: Sprout grains in a jar or easy sprout

This wonderful video takes you step by step on growing your very own grain sprouts. You can also use this tutorial to grow all types of grains like, barley, kamut, oats, rye, spelt, triticale or our grain mix. Grain sprouts are so fast and easy that they've included directions for sprouting in both a , mason jar and an easy sprout sprouter in this one video. After this video you'll be sprouting all over the place.

How To: Make raw vegan corn tortillas

Chef Elaina Love teaches how to make a delicious raw vegan corn tortillas. Ingredients : corn, hemp seeds, pine nuts, soaked almonds, golden flax seeds, a clove of garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Put a little bit of water and blend it 'till smooth and creamy. Put it in a mixing bowl and add the golden flax seeds. Mix. Pour the batter on a tray. Shape the way You want it. Put it inside the dehydrator. If You follow these steps. You'll be able to make ...

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