Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

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: 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 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 Indian poha chivda (rice snack)

Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha chivda is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This poha chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so easy to make. Make a big batch and store it or a small batch and keep it fresh. Just watch this how to video and learn how to make this Indian style rice dish.

How To: Make fried kimchi rice

In this tutorial, we learn how to make fried kimchi rice. To make this you will need: 1 c kimchi, 2 bowls cooked rice, 2-3 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp kimchi liquid, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, and sesame seeds for garnish. First, cut up kimchi into small pieces that are bite sized. Next, fry the kimchi with oil, the add in sugar and fry for five minutes. Next, add in the rice, salt, kimchi liquid, then sesame oil and fry for 10 more minutes. Fry your egg separately, then add them in with the ric...

How To: Make steaming porridge or oatmeal in a crockpot

Here is recipe for porridge or oatmeal that is ready when you are. Follow along with this cooking how-to video as the Crash Test Kitchen chefs show you how to make oatmeal in a crockpot. How will it be ready in the morning without over cooking it? Use a timer on your crockpot to have oatmeal ready in the morning. Add fresh apples for an added crunch. Make steaming porridge or oatmeal in a crockpot.

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: 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 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 fried rice with a modified recipe

In this video, we learn how to make fried rice with a modified recipe. You will need: celery stalks, carrots, eggs, onion, chicken, brown sugar, soy sauce, sake, rice seasoning, garlic, and rice. First, wash the chicken and chop it up. After this, marinade it with all the different spices. While you are doing this, make sure you have your rice cooking in a rice cooker. Next, chop up your vegetables and place into a skillet with the chicken. Cook this all until it's tender, then add in the egg...

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 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: 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 roast and candy nuts

Learn to make roast and candy nuts by Professional Chef Cat Cora. Roasting nuts intensifies color and flavor, and also makes the nuts a little crunchier, while candying just makes them a little sweeter. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to roast and candy nuts at home.

How To: Pan-fry easy butter beans

One of the tastiest and easiest sidedishes to prepare are butter beans. In this tutorial, learn how to pan fry beans and season them to perfection. This side goes fantastic with tons of cuisines and will please young and old. Enjoy it alone or with a full dinner. Yum!

How To: Cook fried firm tofu

No need to drop a bunch of cash at a Korean restaurant when you can cook authetic Korean cuisine at home! In this cooking tutorial presented by Aeris Kitchen, learn how to cook fried firm tofu the right way. To complete this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

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 a simple bowl of oatmeal

In this video, Arya shows how to make homemade simple oatmeal. You will need steel cut oats, a bowl, hot water, nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, frozen berries, honey and a spoon for this! First add a scoop of steel cut oats to a bowl and add cinnamon, cardamom, coriander and nutmeg. Then, add hot water and put it into the microwave for 4:44 at 30% power. Once it's finish, take it out of the microwave (it will be hot). You can now add frozen berries, honey and milk to your oatmeal. Let ...

How To: Make healthy fried rice

This video from The 10-Minute Cook demonstrates how to make healthy fried rice with ginger and spring onions. Start with cooked brown rice, 500g of minced turkey, 6 spring onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 inches of ginger, a handful of peas and any other vegetables you like. Finely chop the spring onions, garlic and ginger. Use about a tablespoon of sesame oil and heat up a wok. Add the garlic and ginger and cook that. Then add the turkey and cook it for 5-8 minutes until it's white and cooked t...

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