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.
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 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.
Raw foods Chef Ani Phyo makes a raw, vegan Spanish breakfast scramble with nuts, spices, and vegetables.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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!
This video will show you the ins and outs to cooking turtles. No! We're not talking about turtle soup here— these are breakfast turtle flapjacks. These turtle pancakes are perfect for starting off the day right— with a happy and fun breakfast meal. Great for children.
This video shows you how to cook basic grains:millet,brown rice and quinoa.Usually these grains arereplaced by eating bread or pizza crust
Watch this instructional cooking video to prepare Sanma Takikomi Gohan, or Japanese fried rice. If you can use fresh saury fish and fresh Shimeji and Maitake mushrooms for this recipe. This recipe serves two.
Rava idlis are a super fast alternative to the traditional rice/daal idlis. Since there is no soaking, grinding or fermenting involved, you can enjoy these idlis at any time without the pre-planning. Watch this how to video and try this simple and delicious Indian rave idli recipe.
Learn how to make chocolate chip pancakes with this how-to video. There is no need to buy a box of pancake mix, making delicious pancakes from scratch is easy. Follow the instructions and get the maple syrup ready. Enjoy!
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.
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...
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.
Rich dishes are so indulgent. And there's no better way to indulge yourself this fall than with this warm Mediterranean rice dish called makloubeh.
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...
In this tutorial, learn how to make a delicious Middle Eastern side dish - Moong Ki Daal. This dish is spicy and not soupy like some other daals, it is bhunee. This will make a perfect side dish for any meal and is quite easy to make. Daal goes great with kebabs and everyone will love it.
In order to prepare a quick Polenta, you will need the following ingredients: a medium grained polenta, 5 T. of fresh herbs, 2-3 T. of olive oil, a quick cooking polenta, 2 tsp salt, vegetable spray, and 5 ¬O cups of water.
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.
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...
This is a demonstration of how to check rice proportions with our finger where you want to make rice without using a measuring pot.
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.
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.
Dukkah is a bit like hummus - it is a an ancient recipe that blends roasted nuts, spices and sesame seeds into a delicious, savory condiment. You can serve it with bread, fresh vegetables or use it as sandwich dressing. Make your own traditional dukkah recipe at home.
Are you a vegan who dreads Thanksgiving with your folks because there's so much, well, meat? Get some yummy in your tummy this Thanksgiving without meat by making this homemade tofurky.
And we thought it couldn't get better than waffles with a big dollop of ice cream and rivers of maple syrup. While waffles are great year round, now that fall is in full swing, why not add a seasonal kick to your favorite breakfast/brunch treat?
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...
In order to make Sticky Rice, for your favorite Thai recipes, you will need the following: a strainer, a medium sized pot, sticky rice,
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...
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 ...
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...
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...