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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: Make steaming porridge or oatmeal in a crockpot

Here is recipe for porridge or oatmeal that is ready when you are. Follow along with this cooking how-to video as the Crash Test Kitchen chefs show you how to make oatmeal in a crockpot. How will it be ready in the morning without over cooking it? Use a timer on your crockpot to have oatmeal ready in the morning. Add fresh apples for an added crunch. Make steaming porridge or oatmeal in a crockpot.

How To: Cook pancakes in Stop Motion

This how-to video uses the magic of stop motion to demonstrate a recipe and the techniques for making some good pancakes. The 5th of February is Pancake Day - make sure to celebrate it by cooking up a batch of pancakes, and trying some new toppings. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make some pancakes.

How To: Cook whole grain pancakes with the NY Time

We all love pancakes, but how making them nutritious out of whole grains. In this how to video the Mark Bittman, from the NY Times, makes nutritious pancakes delicious. Watch as he mixes up fluffy and light pancakes spiced with cinnamon and coriander. Try this recipe from the food section. Top your homemade whole grain flap jacks with your favorite toppings.

How To: Make homemade chapati

In this video Chef Sapna shows you how to make a homemade chapati. Take one cup of flour, one large spoon of oil and one tiny spoon of salt. Make sure your hands are clean and mix the ingredients together. Add some warm water to the ingredients. The dough should not be too tough and the dough should not stick to the pot. Put the skillet on the heat. Take half a cup of atta flour. Roll the dough into a sausage shape and cut seven pieces. Make the pieces into balls, and roll out each ball into ...

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 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 different flavors for pumpkin seeds

In this video from TastyBistro, Lenore shows you how to easily flavor pumpkin seeds at home using a cupcake baking sheet. Each portion of the cupcake sheet is filled with pumpkin seeds and flavored. Flavors showcased in this video include Rosemary and Olive Oil, Parmesan and Herbs, Honey Mustard, Red Hot, and BBQ. After preparing the seeds on the cupcake tray, the tray is then placed in the oven and cooked for about 20 to 30 minutes. Flavoring pumpkin seeds and then giving them to your friend...

How To: Cook perfect rice

For some of us, cooking rice ain't easy. If you're getting gooey rice, you're doing something wrong... but have no fear. Cooking perfect rice is easy once you learn how. Follow these steps for light, fluffy white or brown rice every time.

How To: Make Mediterranean brown rice

Brown Rice Mediterranean Style is basically a changed version of the traditional Mediterranean rice served in restaurants, by substituting the white rice for a more healthier brown rice. For this recipe, you will need water, thin egg noodles, brown rice, salt, pepper, and a vegetable bullion cube. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare Mediterranean brown rice.

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: 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.

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