Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

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: 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 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: Make grilled chicken pasta with Alfredo sauce

Nothing tastes better than Alfredo pasta with a little chicken. Well except for one thing, mesquite grilled chicken over pasta. Watch this how to video to learn how to make mesquite grilled chicken alfredo pasta topped with asparagus and cheddar cheese sauce. This Cajun recipe from Cajun Cooking TV is awesome. All you need is: all purpose flour, butter, English cheddar, sharp cheddar, pasta, milk, grilled chicken, asparagus and salt to taste.

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 and eat polenta, the traditional way

In order to make and eat Polenta the traditional way, you will need the following: 600 grams polenta flour, 1.5 liters of warm water, 2 liters of boiling vegetable or meat stock, salt, and a tomato meat sauce. Slowly add the polenta to the water. Add it a little at a time, stirring it constantly. A wire whisk may help you to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil. Add the stock one ladle at a time. Stir it as you add the stock. Allow it to cook for 30 minutes.

How To: Make raw food granola with almond milk

In this video from JenniferCornbleet we learn to make raw food granola with almond milk. Place a nut or seed in a mason jar about halfway. Fill the rest with water. Sit over night. Drain, and you can use right away or store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Almond milk is a great cereal milk replacement. To make it combine almonds, water, and a couple of dates to sweeten the milk. You can use a different sweetener of your choice. You can flavor with vanilla extract as well. Blend in a bl...

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 a low carb protein bar

Watch this quick video to learn how to make your own low carbohydrate protein bar. Here's what you need to do to make your own low carb protein bar: Ingredients: 50 grams of hazelnut butter, 25 grams of whey protein isolate, 40ml of heavy cream Splenda (optional). Mix the butter and whey till dry. Add 40 ml cream and mix well. Shape into a bar and enjoy. This recipe has about 30 grams of protein and 3.5 grams of carbs.

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: Toast walnuts to bring out their flavor

In this video, we learn how to toast walnuts to place into your favorite recipes. First, you want to put the walnuts on a single layer of a baking sheet so they bake nice and evenly. Now, place the walnuts in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes until they are golden brown. When finished, remove from the oven and let these cool. You can now place these walnuts into any recipe you like! This will bring out the most flavor that is in your walnuts and taste much better than using u...

How To: Cook sugar glazed pecans

Looking for a healthy dessert? You say pee-cans, I say pe-cahns. Sugar glazed pecans can be served as a holiday dessert, a festive snack, a gift for a friend, or an everyday healthy snack. Four eggs, non-stick spray, ginger ale (for effervescence), salt cinnamon, sugar, and eight cups of pecans. Baking the nuts will help release their natural flavor.

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 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 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 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 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...

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