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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: 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: 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 quinoa for breakfast

Makoto Trotter, naturopathic doctor, explains how to cook quinoa and buckwheat for breakfast. Brown rice takes 45 minutes to boil, so if you want a faster-cooking whole grain, try quinoa and buckwheat. Quinoa comes in black and red varieties. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to cook, as does buckwheat. To prepare quinoa, be sure to wash it carefully to avoid a bitter taste. Use 1 cup of quinoa to every 1 1/2 cups of water. Once it boils, turn it down to simmer for 15 minutes. You can eat quinoa as a...

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 biryani masala

Chef Sanjay shows you how to make biryani masala in his first 2008 video. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make a lot at once and save it to use as you need. He gives a good breakdown of how to use this Indian food base.

How To: Make raw vegan corn tortillas

Chef Elaina Love teaches how to make a delicious raw vegan corn tortillas. Ingredients : corn, hemp seeds, pine nuts, soaked almonds, golden flax seeds, a clove of garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Put a little bit of water and blend it 'till smooth and creamy. Put it in a mixing bowl and add the golden flax seeds. Mix. Pour the batter on a tray. Shape the way You want it. Put it inside the dehydrator. If You follow these steps. You'll be able to make ...

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: Make Agedashi tofu at home

Agedashi tofu is a delicious Japanese vegetarian dish that definitely overcomes tofu's reputation in many Western minds as flavorless goo. This detailed video teaches you how to make the tofu itself and a delicious oil-based sauce to go over the top of it. After you try this dish, you'll never have another mean word to say about tofu!

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.

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...

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