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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 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: 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: 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 baked bean & bacon casserole with Paula Deen

Baked beans combine with apples and bacon for a great side or main dish. Follow along as Paula Deen shows you how to make a baked bean and bacon casserole. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. Try making a tasty cheesy side of baked be...

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 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 quinoa like rice

Carolyn Hemming, author of Quinoa 365 The Everyday Superfood, demonstrates how to cook quinoa like rice. Quinoa is highly nutritious with eight amino acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and is a complex carbohydrate. Quinoa is simple to cook and cooks similar to rice. Use two cups of water for every one cup of quinoa. The quinoa will triple in size. To cook the quinoa grains, first, wash the quinoa in a strainer to remove the remaining bitter flavor. You can cook and steam quinoa or use a cook...

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 waffle or pancake batter

Nothing is better in the morning than homemade pancakes or waffles. Hoffman kitchen shares a family recipe, tried and true, for making pancake or waffle batter. Ingredients are given verbally as well as written in caption so there is no confusion. However, the viewer watches the chef use his own estimates and make decisions as he goes along, so it is clear exact amounts are not really necessary. The base of this waffle or pancake batter is Bisquick mix, which speeds up the process. Instructio...

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 a diabetic friendly millet breakfast cereal

The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center has created this instructional video on how to make a diabetic friendly millet breakfast cereal. You will need almonds, cinnamon, shredded coconut, and hemp seed. You can make your own milk out of the almonds, coconut, or hemp or you can purchase almond milk. Place one cup of millet of two cups of water in a pot and heat it up on the stove. It will take about 15 minutes for the millet to cook. To make the almond milk, soak the almonds for 24 hours prior. P...

How To: Make non-mushy quinoa

Marni Wasserman at the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair demonstrates how to make non-mushy quinoa. The trick to making quinoa that doesn't come out in a big clump is to dry roast it. Take the quinoa and put it into a pot and put it over heat. Move the grains around until all the water is evaporated. You'll smell the nutty aroma of the quinoa as it's being dry roasted. Once the quinoa is dry roasted, add two cups of water to one cup of quinoa. Let that come to a boil with a little bit of sea salt ...

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