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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ingredients for Taiyaki (5 pieces)
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.
See how to make tofu strips 'chicken' style, a simple, tasty vegan or vegetarian recipe that can be easily modified.
Raw foods Chef Ani Phyo makes a raw, vegan Spanish breakfast scramble with nuts, spices, and vegetables.
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.
Is it two hours before that big frat Halloween party, and you've got little cash and very few places you can go to pick up a last minute costume? Then check out this tutorial to learn how to make a prank pizza zombie face mask.
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.
Watch this how to video as Manjula shows you how to prepare a popular Indian dish, pulav. Its is more commonly known as vegetable rice and it can be served as main or side dish.
Looking for a yummy, nutritious on-the-go snack? Granola bars are perfect for easy to carry breakfasts or mini-meals. With this tutorial, learn how to make two different granola bar flavors at home, and save yourself the trip to the grocery store!
So you want to prepare your own sushi but don't know where to start? Well, you've come to the right place. Watch and learn from Reiko Hashimoto's expert advice in cooking perfect sushi rice, the basis of every sushi dish. Make sushi rice and cook sticky rice.
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...
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...
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.
Spice up and warm up those cold winter nights by preparing chan toor dal. Chan toor dal is a combination of channa dal (chickpeas) and tur daal.
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!
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.
Here's a great recipe showing you how to make traditional, restaurant style rice. Grab a sombrero and Ole because this rice is awesome!
Love brown rice but don't know how to prepare it? This how to video will show you how to rinse and cook perfectly tender brown rice. Learn these simple techniques to make great great brown rice every time.
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.
If you love lentils, you have to try this Mediterranean meal out! It's called Mujaddara, and has many different spelling variations (e.g. moujadara, majadra, mudardara, megadarra). It's a healthy Mediterranean recipe that's really popular is the Middle East. This Mujaddara usually consists of cooked lentils and bulgar wheat.
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...
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...
Oats Dosa is a healthy Indian bread dish that combines oats, oil, and dahl, among other things to create a delicious, almost pancake-like final product. It can be dipped in a variety of sauces, including the coconut chutney that the presenters use at the end of the video.
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.
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".
Steel cut oats are whole, preserving the nutrients that would normally get cut out. To make steel cut oatmeal you will need steel cut oats, water, raisins, nuts, or whatever else you want to flavor it. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to cook steel cut oats for oatmeal.
Learn to make wild rice in a rice cooker and white rice pilaf on the stove top with Professional Chef Gordon Drysdale. Rice is surprisingly easy to burn, but when done right, wild rice flavored with butter, broth and spices. Learn how to prepare wild rice either in a rice cooker or on the stovetop as a pilaf by watching this video cooking tutorial.
Regardless of the time of year, well, mostly regardless of the time of year anyways, sitting next to an open fire at night, cuddling with the person you care about while the smells of roasting chestnuts over the open fire fill your senses, nothing could be better. If you've always wanted to know how to actually roast the chestnuts themselves, check out this awesome video. You will learn what you will need to cook them as well as preparing the nuts for the roasting.
Mujadarah Mujadarah is a Middle Eastern dish that's healthy, filling, cheap, and most of all, delicious. It requires only rice, lentils, some onions, and a few spices. We like to cook it for cold winter nights.
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.