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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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...
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 demonstration of how to check rice proportions with our finger where you want to make rice without using a measuring pot.
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.
Pancakes are a favorite breakfast item so why not learn how to make them from scratch. Toss out the store bought box of pancakes and make your own batter. Watch this how to video to learn how to make basic pancakes from scratch.
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.
You don't need a lot of money or a lot of time to prepare wholesome, healthy meals for your family. In fact, you can eat very well on canned foods mixed with other ingredients.
Watch this how to video to learn how to make Indian jalebi. This popular Indian treat is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
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...
Daal Chawal is an Indian dish that originates from Gujarat. This Daal Chawal is made of lentils and rice and is usually served with broth because it is so thick. This traditional Indian dish, which is both healthy and delicious, also happens to be easy to make.
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.
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!
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...
In order to prepare Creamy Polenta with Parmesan and Sausage, you will need the following ingredients: polenta, black pepper, butter, water, Parmesan cheese, and sausage.
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...
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...
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 tutorial, Betty offers us the recipe for one of her favorite and healthy snacks, granola bars! Granola bars are easy to make at home and are a wonderful snack and substitute for junk food.
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 ...
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...
Heat the skillet then pour the vegetable oil. When oil is heated saute garlic and onion until light brown then add the red bell pepper.
Here's a great recipe showing you how to make traditional, restaurant style rice. Grab a sombrero and Ole because this rice is awesome!
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.
Sunflower seeds are as delicious as the hard shell surrounding them is off-putting. But once you learn this cracking technique, eating them will be a breeze.
Check out this cooking tip from the Milen Show. Cooking doesn't have to be tough or stressful. Find out how to make it quick and easy! Watch this video tip for how to make perfect rice in the microwave!
Chowhound fayehess, also known as Faye Delicious of Blip.tv, shares her bag-and-freeze method for making nuts last longer. Buy whole nuts, they stay fresh much longer.
Find out the benefits of hot cereal grains and how to make oatmeal, cracked wheat, brown rice, and other rolled grains; explore hot cereals and healthy alternatives to oatmeal in this free video on whole grain cereal tips.
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.
Toasting nuts enhances their flavor and crunch. Use toasted nuts to decorate baked good or top of salads and entres. Watch this how to video to learn how to toast nuts to perfection.
Love brown rice but don't know how to prepare it? This how to video will show you how to rinse and cook perfectly tender brown rice. Learn these simple techniques to make great great brown rice every time.
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.