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.
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.
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.
Before making any of your favorite rice dishes, you'll need the basics of cooking white rice. This is what this video from StartCooking provides; it prepares you for any recipe that includes white rice. Enjoy!
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...
In order to make Sticky Rice, for your favorite Thai recipes, you will need the following: a strainer, a medium sized pot, sticky rice,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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".
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Thai sticky rice. First, soak your rice for a minimum of two hours or overnight in water. Make sure the water covers the rice by an inch or more. After the rice has soaked, fill a pot with two inches of water, then place your rice into a steam basket. After this, place the pot on medium heat and bring it to a boil. Then, place your basket on top of the pot with the rice inside of it and then place a lid over the basket. Let this steam for around 10 minut...
If you are a vegan on the go, don't worry! In this tutorial, learn how to make a super easy and delicious dish that can be prepared pretty much anywhere in no time at all.
In this video from TastyBistro, Lenore shows you how to easily flavor pumpkin seeds at home using a cupcake baking sheet. Each portion of the cupcake sheet is filled with pumpkin seeds and flavored. Flavors showcased in this video include Rosemary and Olive Oil, Parmesan and Herbs, Honey Mustard, Red Hot, and BBQ. After preparing the seeds on the cupcake tray, the tray is then placed in the oven and cooked for about 20 to 30 minutes. Flavoring pumpkin seeds and then giving them to your friend...
Got an urge to get that peanut butter jar out for something else other than a peanut butter & jelly sandwich? Peanut butter has many uses in addition to being a healthy treat. In this video, learn how to use peanut butter in unusual ways.
Almonds are a super food, they are healthy and full of flavor. This recipe for honey roasted almonds are a delicious treat, a great gift and the perfect snack. Watch this how to video to learn how to prepare honey roasted almonds.
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.
Don't be the Grinch Who Starved Through Christmas just because you're a vegan and your meat-loving family won't budge to make any dish other than buttered green beans for you.
In this video, Tosh shows us how to make Japanese sushi rice without a rice cooker. Don't have a rice cooker at home and want some delicious sushi rice? No problem! Follow the directions in this video to make some great rice easily. First, you will need to fill a large pot with your desired amount of rice and then rinse it off with water three to four times. Don't use soap, this will just contaminate the rice. After this, drain out the water from the rice using a strainer. Then, put it back i...
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.
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 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 shows you how to cook basic grains:millet,brown rice and quinoa.Usually these grains arereplaced by eating bread or pizza crust
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.
Firstly, keep the bowl over the stove and heat the oil, poured inside the bowl. Here, the Oil is poured underneath so that rice does not stick to the bottom and also the rice will taste good. The washed rice is dropped into the cooker, here 1 pound of rice is been cooked and 1.5 pound of water is poured. Boil it on a medium-high temperature (boiling takes about 3-5minutes). The cooking process takes about 20minutes, while cooking, stir it in between so that the rice does not stick to the bott...
In this video, Harrison Ashen shows us how to make kettle corn. You need sugar, corn oil, salt and popcorn. First, pour your corn oil popcorn and sugar into the pot and then stir together. After this, turn on the fire and keep on mixing quickly so all kernels start cooking at the same time. The corn will start popping within a few minutes. Make sure you are wearing protective gloves to keep your hands safe from the heat. Once the popcorn starts to pop, keep stirring to prevent it from burning...
To make Malawi nsima porridge: Build a fire to heat up the water. Use 1 cup of flour, put in pot of hot water. Allow the flour to sit on top for a little bit to keep the heat in. Then one of the ladies will stir the flour into the water. No gentleman will do this due to the culture. After the flour is stirred into the water, it will look like a dough. Scoop out the mixture and mold it into a ball. For the soup, heat up another pot of water, add the salt. In a separate pan, put in the onions t...
Fried rice is a delicious side dish or meal and Filipino garlic fried rice has really exceptional flavor. Fresh chopped garlic will add loads of taste to your sticky Filipino rice and can is a nice accompaniment to cooked meats and vegetables. Try molding the rice into a cup shape to add some nice presentation to a plate.
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.