Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

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 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: 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 your own kettle corn

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...

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 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 pancakes for one person from scratch

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...

How To: Get creative with grits

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".

How To: Make Thai sticky rice

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...

How To: Make different flavors for pumpkin seeds

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...

How To: Make Japanese sushi rice without a rice cooker

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...

How To: Make grilled polenta with wild mushrooms at home

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...

How To: Make and eat polenta, the traditional way

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.

How To: Traditionally steam rice

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...

How To: Make homemade kettle corn

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...

How To: Cook Malawian nsima porridge (hot cornmeal porridge)

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...

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 perfect survival rice in your canteen

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.

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