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: 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 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: Toast walnuts to bring out their flavor

In this video, we learn how to toast walnuts to place into your favorite recipes. First, you want to put the walnuts on a single layer of a baking sheet so they bake nice and evenly. Now, place the walnuts in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes until they are golden brown. When finished, remove from the oven and let these cool. You can now place these walnuts into any recipe you like! This will bring out the most flavor that is in your walnuts and taste much better than using u...

How To: Cook quinoa like rice

Carolyn Hemming, author of Quinoa 365 The Everyday Superfood, demonstrates how to cook quinoa like rice. Quinoa is highly nutritious with eight amino acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and is a complex carbohydrate. Quinoa is simple to cook and cooks similar to rice. Use two cups of water for every one cup of quinoa. The quinoa will triple in size. To cook the quinoa grains, first, wash the quinoa in a strainer to remove the remaining bitter flavor. You can cook and steam quinoa or use a cook...

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 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: 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 the perfect crab fried rice

In this tutorial, we learn how to make the perfect crab fried rice. First, you will need a cup and half of cold cooked basmati rice, meat from 2 crabs, 2 large eggs, spring onions (cut into strips), crushed garlic, 2 tbsp yellow bean sauce, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Now, combine 1/4 c water with bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar, white pepper, and salt. Mix together until well combined and dissolved, then scramble the eggs in a hot frying pan with butter. Set these aside, then fry ...

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: De seed a vanilla bean

This video show you how to get those deliciously fragrant vanilla beans out of their pod. Whenever possible, opt for the fresh whole vanilla beans over the extracts. A vanilla bean can cost anywhere from $1.50 and up, but the flavor it adds is priceless.

How To: Make yogurt from almond milk

In this video, Kevin and Annmarie Gianni show us how to make almond yogurt. The raw almonds need to be blanched first to remove any bacteria. This is done by pouring boiling water over them for a few seconds. To make the almond milk, put the almonds into the blender and add water, using three parts water to one part almonds. Add a little honey or any sweetener that you like. Blend it and then filter it through a nut milk bag. The mixture needs to be lukewarm so heat it a little on the stove i...

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: 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 waffle or pancake batter

Nothing is better in the morning than homemade pancakes or waffles. Hoffman kitchen shares a family recipe, tried and true, for making pancake or waffle batter. Ingredients are given verbally as well as written in caption so there is no confusion. However, the viewer watches the chef use his own estimates and make decisions as he goes along, so it is clear exact amounts are not really necessary. The base of this waffle or pancake batter is Bisquick mix, which speeds up the process. Instructio...

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