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 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: 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: Activate leavening agents

Baking powder, baking soda, and yeast, what do those things mean? In this how to video Chef Paul explains different leavening agents and their uses. Watch and learn the difference between baking soda and baking powder and how to activate them. Keep watching and see how to activate yeast for dough.

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 ...

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 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: Roast Some Chestnuts Over an Open Fire Properly

Regardless of the time of year, well, mostly regardless of the time of year anyways, sitting next to an open fire at night, cuddling with the person you care about while the smells of roasting chestnuts over the open fire fill your senses, nothing could be better. If you've always wanted to know how to actually roast the chestnuts themselves, check out this awesome video. You will learn what you will need to cook them as well as preparing the nuts for the roasting.

How To: Make healthy and vegan BBQ ribs and shish kebabs from seitan

Are you a vegan, but can't live without your ribs? Not "your" ribs, we're talking barbecued ribs, those tasty grilling meats that are sloppy, yet oh so yummy. But you're a vegan, so you can't, right? Right, but there is a wonderful replacement for those BBQ ribs, and it's seitan, which is wheat protein. And this recipe will show you how to make BBQ seitan into shish kebabs and ribs, cooked in the oven until crispy on the outside, yummy on the inside.

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