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: Cook whole grain quinoa

This video demonstrates two easy ways to cook quinoa. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is one of the healthiest whole grains you can eat. It is a natural source of protein containing nine of the essential amino acids. Quinoa has been around for thousands of years and is now cultivated in South America.

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: 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 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 in a pressure cooker

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...

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 a Thai curry with tofu & mushroom

In this video, we learn how to make Thai curry with tofu and mushrooms. You will need: 12 oz firm drained tofu, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 sliced medium onion, 1 lb fresh mushrooms, 1 can coconut milk, 3/4 c vegetable broth, 2-3 tsp green curry paste, 2 tsp grated lime rind, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 2 c halved green beans, 1/3 c diced red pepper, 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp lime juice, 2 sliced green onions, and 2 c hot jasmine rice. First, cut tofu into cubes, then place in a wok with oil and onion for 5 mi...

How To: Make egg noodles in soy broth with ketchup

Noodles are the basis for many a Chinese dish, including the Americanized chow mien (or "cooked noodles" in Chinese), noodles in broth, noodles with wonton soup, noodles with air. After all, with a light, airy consistency they're the perfect complement for savory dishes like kung pao chicken and beef and broccoli with soy sauce.

How To: Make a Dutch Baby pancake

Discover yet another of the delicious use for that cast-iron skillet you bought in this video from Jenny Jones, who teaches you how to make a Dutch Baby. No, you don't have to go to the Red Light District. Heck, you don't even have to leave your kitchen! A Dutch Baby in this case is a Dutch-style pancake covered with bananas and strawberries. In an Amsterdam pancake shop the fruit would be cooked into the pancake itself instead of spread over the top, but either way this recipe is tasty!

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 perfect sushi rice

In this video from NinjaSushiNewOrleans we learn how to make perfect sushi rice. Momo from Ninja Restaurant shows us how. You will need a rice cooker, a bowl, paddle, and a hand held fan or piece of cardboard. You will also need 4 cups of Tamaki Gold rice and 1 cup of sushi vinegar. You want to wash your rice very gently. Drain water for about 15 minutes. Now put rice in rice cooker and 4 cups of water. When the rice is ready put it all in rice bowl. Mix in the 1 cup of vinegar. Make sure the...

How To: Make delicious whole food granola

Robin, from GreenSmoothieGirl, teaches the viewer how to make a yummy whole grain granola in this video. First, you'll need to spray your pan with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Next, add a ton of rolled oats and not instant oats (since instant oats are not whole foods!). Then add half a cup of sun flower seeds! Then add your raw wheat germs which is high in vitamins and oils. Add in some shredded coconut and add any two kinds of nuts that you like (try pumpkin seeds and cashews). Mix in ci...

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 braised wild rice

In this video, Jo Pratt is demonstrating how to make braised wild rice. For this, you need to first heat your pan on medium heat. Then add some butter. Once the butter melts add chopped onions, chopped garlic and chopper bell pepper. Stir them and sauté for some time. Then add the basmati rice and wild rice and put the vegetable or chicken stock in it. Next add salt and ground pepper. Then close the lid and place it in the oven at 170 degrees for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes the rice will be ...

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...

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