Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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: Cook classic Mexican style breakfast chilaquiles

Looking for a simple way to spice up breakfast? Join Todd Coleman, Saveur magazine's food editor, as he makes this south-of-the-border breakfast classic originally created to use up day-old tortillas. Todd makes his own crisp chips using 365 Everyday Value® Organic Corn Tortillas which add rustic flavor and texture when tossed with roasted tomato sauce, sautéed chorizo and chipotle peppers en adobo. Easy to make and sure to please, this version of chilaquiles will add sizzle to any weekday br...

How To: Make jambalaya

Using one pot to cook all the ingredients, this shrimp and sausage jambalaya is an efficient way to combine your favorite flavors in one meal. Ingredients needed are cooked sausage, cooked shrimp, vegetable oil, minced garlic, double-strength tomato paste, salt, dried leaf thyme, cayenne pepper, saffron (optional), green onion, red and green bell pepper, can diced tomatoes and uncooked long grain rice.

How To: Pantoast millet for breakfast

In this video,we learn how to make pan toasted millet. You will need 1 c water for 1/2 c millet. Grab a pot and turn it on high heat. Add your millet and keep stirring continuously so it doesn't burn. It will start to turn a golden brown color and you will smell a nutty flavor coming from them. After it is completely toasted, add in your water and stir the mixture until it boils. Add in cinnamon and any other flavors or items you prefer in the millet. Stir again and put the lid on, then turn ...

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 a vegan "bacon-and-egg" breakfast burger

Joni Marie Newman shows how to make a vegan style bacon and egg breakfast burger. Crumble some extra firm tofu in a bowl, and flavor it with mustard, salt, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and some fake bacon bits. Mix all the ingredients together, then add flour until it reaches a sticky consistency so it will stick together when you form the patties.

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 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 the perfect crab fried rice

In this tutorial, we learn how to make the perfect crab fried rice. First, you will need a cup and half of cold cooked basmati rice, meat from 2 crabs, 2 large eggs, spring onions (cut into strips), crushed garlic, 2 tbsp yellow bean sauce, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Now, combine 1/4 c water with bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar, white pepper, and salt. Mix together until well combined and dissolved, then scramble the eggs in a hot frying pan with butter. Set these aside, then fry ...

How To: Make flapjack pancakes from scratch

In this tutorial, we learn how to make flapjack pancakes from scratch. First, you will need: flour, milk, butter, cinnamon, an egg, and frozen orange juice. To start, combine your flour, sugar, and egg into a bowl and mix together until there are no more lumps. Now, pour the mixture into a pan in round shapes and cook until golden brown on both sides. When finished, plate them and then top with your favorite syrup and melted butter. Make your frozen orange juice to have something to drink wit...

How To: Make sugar-glazed walnuts with Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones shows you a quick and easy way to make sugar-glazed walnuts. As far as quick-and-easy snack recipes go, this one is hard to beat. It's so quick, and so easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a detailed, step-by-step overview of the recipe in just over a minute's time. For more information, and to get started making your own sugar-glazed walnuts, take a look!

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