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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 Indian poha chivda (rice snack)

Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha chivda is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This poha chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to make. Make a big batch and store it or a small batch and keep it fresh. Just watch this how to video and learn how to make this Indian style rice dish.

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 treacle flapjacks

This a video which explains who to make treacle flapjack. To make the flapjacks requires 250g of unsalted butter, 250g of light soft brown sugar, 1 pinch of salt 175g black treacle and 500g of porridge oats. She first puts butter into a saucepan, roughly chopped, then adding the sugar and pinch of salt. She uses a scale to measure the 175 grams of treacle syrup. She then heats the mixture on a stove, waiting for the butter to melt. Once the butter is melted, the mixture is poured into the oat...

How To: Make your own kettle corn

In this tutorial, we learn how to make kettle corn. First, prepare a large pot by adding 1/4 c vegetable oil and 3 popcorn kernels. Place the cover on the pot and when those kernels pop, you will know your oil is hot enough. Make sure the pot is placed over a medium high heat while you are doing this. When the oil is hot enough, add 1/2 c popping corn and 1/2 c plain sugar. After this, place the pot on the heat for three seconds, then remove it and shake it for three seconds. This will keep t...

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: Cook rice pilaf

Louis Ortiz shows you the ingredients for a small batch of rice pilaf. I'm going to use a half batch so I have a half cup of white basmati rice which is just a basic white rice. Then I've got one full cup of chicken stock. I've got some dice carrots and some dice onions.

How To: Make corn tortillas with a tortilla press

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tortillas with a tortilla press. First, you will need masa, which is corn flour with lime juice in it. Pour out some masa into a bowl, then add in warm water to the bowl to make a dough. After this, mix the masa and the water until you have a dough. It should feel like warm clay or play dough. Now, heat up a cast iron skillet and while that is heating up, grab your dough and place it into the tortilla press. Make your fresh tortilla, then place it into t...

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 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 granola bars with a quick, easy recipe

HealthyCook teaches viewers how to make healthy but easy granola cereal bars! You can use oatmeal oats, grains and all different types of oats (You don't only have to use just one kind). Choices range from jumbo oats, barley flakes, rye flakes and ordinary oatmeal oats. Gluten free choices are barley flakes, brown rice flakes (in small quantity), millet flakes and finally quinoa flakes. Use 100 grams of softened butter and mix it in a large bowl. Add in 75 grams of dark molasses sugar and mix...

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...

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