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: 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 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 Chinese fried rice

Who doesn't love fried rice?! Make Chinese restaurant style fried rice in the comfort of your home kitchen! This indo-chinese fried rice is very easy to make and can either be eaten by itself or served with Manchurian, stir fried veggies or Paneer chili.

How To: Make oatmeal on the trail

This video shows how to make Trail Oatmeal for camping or hiking. In a Ziploc bag put some dehydrated fruit with cinnamon and a dash of salt added. In another bag put some quick cooking oatmeal, wheat germ, Fiber-sure, and brown sugar. Put the fruit packet in with the oatmeal packet, add a packet of peanut butter, and it’s ready to go.

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 Brazilian rajma-chawal (black bean rice)

In the video Juarez Goncalves de Azevedo who works as a Master Chef at the Crowne Plaza in Gurgaon, Brazil, shows us how to make black bean rice. You start with butter and bay leaves over the heat, then adding chopped onion and tomato and getting it to soften. Once that is done you add the black beans (soaked) and mix it all together. Then comes parsley, salt and long grain rice. The rice absorbs all the flavors. Water is added and the whole thing is cooked for 15 minutes. After that time it ...

How To: Make a Tasty Walnut Spread

I would like to encourage you all to try something new in the kitchen area. Do you like the taste of sweet or sour? Or the delicious combination of both? You can make your own healthy walnut spread in just a few minutes and with the usage of only three ingredients. The spread can be used on a few slices of bread for a tasty sandwich.

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 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: Roast chestnuts in your oven

In this video, we learn how to roast chestnuts in your oven. First, place some cold water in a large pot, then drop in your chestnuts. After this, let these come to a boil after turning the heat on. Once this turns into a roaring boil, turn the heat off and let these sit for 20 minutes. After this, turn the oven on to 425 degrees. From here, drain the nuts in the sink but don't dry them. Place them onto a baking dish with foil and then place them in the oven for 25-30 minutes. When finished, ...

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: Know the differences in quinoa

In this tutorial, we learn to know the differences in quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein that's very mineral rich. There is a tan and red variety, both are delicious. This is an ancient South American grain that is gluten free for the wheat intolerant. When prepping this, you will first need to rinse it off thoroughly. Cooked quinoa can be mixed with toasted sunflower seeds, lemon juice, sea salt, and olive oil for a great taste that is full with nutrients. It's a great replacement for rice...

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 ...

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