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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 breakfast cereal for kids

In this video, we learn how to make breakfast cereal for kids. First, you will need to buy an array of different cereals for your child to choose from. Pick out some that are healthy, but also tasty so the child will like them. Once your kid has picked out the one they want, get a large bowl. Pour the cereal into the bowl until it's filled up with a serving size. From here, you will grab your choice of milk and pour it onto the cereal in the bowl. When you have enough milk in the bowl, stick ...

How To: Make fried rice with a modified recipe

In this video, we learn how to make fried rice with a modified recipe. You will need: celery stalks, carrots, eggs, onion, chicken, brown sugar, soy sauce, sake, rice seasoning, garlic, and rice. First, wash the chicken and chop it up. After this, marinade it with all the different spices. While you are doing this, make sure you have your rice cooking in a rice cooker. Next, chop up your vegetables and place into a skillet with the chicken. Cook this all until it's tender, then add in the egg...

How To: Cook soft delicious beans

In this video, we learn how to cook soft delicious beans. First, you want to make sure you are never using really old beans, around more than 2 years old. To keep your beans from getting old, add some citrus to them so they don't soften. Also, make sure you have the right water level when you are cooking the beans. Last, you want to make sure you are cooking the beans enough and not too much. To cook them right, use fresh beans and soak them for around 2-6 hours. Then, saute vegetables in the...

How To: Make delicious khan biryani

In this video, Khan teaches us how to make Biryani. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are: 1 whole chicken, 1 tsp chili powder, 3/4 tsp salt, a pinch of turmeric, garam masala powder, coriander powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, lemon/lime juice, 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 bunch mint, green chili, onion, and rice. First, combine all the spices together and mix until they are well combined. Now, add chicken and marinade it together, then add in yogurt on top of the dish. Place this mixture i...

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 Filipino garlic fried rice

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.

How To: Cook rice perfectly

Cooking rice perfectly is not always that easy - on the stove, or in a rice cooker, it's STILL possible to mess it up. In this video Vahchef shows you a surefire method to cooking perfect rice (unfortunately it's not easy).

How To: Make baked bean & bacon casserole with Paula Deen

Baked beans combine with apples and bacon for a great side or main dish. Follow along as Paula Deen shows you how to make a baked bean and bacon casserole. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. Try making a tasty cheesy side of baked be...

How To: Make sand dollar pancakes from scratch

The video is a recipe for homemade pancakes from scratch. The ingredients and their amounts are included as well as how to combine them. the only thing necessary to cook these are a frying pan or a griddle on middle heat. The narrator also includes tips through out the video, such as the best type of milk to use, which order works best for mixing the ingredients, and other general baking tips. This recipe is very quick and simple to be 'from scratch'.

How To: Make raw vegan taco filling

In this video, we learn how to make raw vegan taco filling. First, you will want to combine onions and leftover pulp from your juicer and mix them together. After this, add in Mexican spices that you prefer inside of your filling, then use a blender to blend these together until they are chunky and ready to be added to your taco. After this, you will grab your tofu and cut it up into chunks. Add the tofu with the sauce and mix everything together until the tofu is well coated. When finished, ...

How to Make a Dutch Baby: A puffed up pancake made in oven

Maria, an at-home cook, teaches the secrets to baking the perfect Dutch baby pancake, every time. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter. Place covered skillet in the oven for 5 minutes, or until it gets very hot. In a blender, add 1/2 cup flour, 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup milk and mix ingredients. Pour mixture into hot skillet and let bake for 35 minutes, or until it is puffed and golden. Sprinkle confectioners su...

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: Make banana pancakes with pumpkin pie spice

Banana pancakes are a great breakfast recipe. Live like Jack Johnson and let chef Jason Hill show you how to make them. The ingredients are flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and banana. Learn how to prepare these banana pancakes by watching and following along with this video cooking tutorial.

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: 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 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 vegan and sugar free flapjacks

Eating vegan and sugar free shouldn't mean having to sacrifice your favorite breakfast item. Watch this how to video and learn how to make vegan flapjacks or pancakes. This vegan version of pancakes is is dairy, egg, and sugar free. Everyone is sure to love this recipe for vegan pancakes.

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: 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.

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