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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 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 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 vegan and sugar free flapjacks

Eating vegan and sugar free shouldn't mean having to sacrifice your favorite breakfast item. Watch this how to video and learn how to make vegan flapjacks or pancakes. This vegan version of pancakes is is dairy, egg, and sugar free. Everyone is sure to love this recipe for vegan pancakes.

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: Cook pancakes in Stop Motion

This how-to video uses the magic of stop motion to demonstrate a recipe and the techniques for making some good pancakes. The 5th of February is Pancake Day - make sure to celebrate it by cooking up a batch of pancakes, and trying some new toppings. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make some pancakes.

How To: Make flapjack pancakes from scratch

In this tutorial, we learn how to make flapjack pancakes from scratch. First, you will need: flour, milk, butter, cinnamon, an egg, and frozen orange juice. To start, combine your flour, sugar, and egg into a bowl and mix together until there are no more lumps. Now, pour the mixture into a pan in round shapes and cook until golden brown on both sides. When finished, plate them and then top with your favorite syrup and melted butter. Make your frozen orange juice to have something to drink wit...

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: Make pinto beans to compliment your BBQ meal

In this tutorial, we learn how to make pinto beans to compliment your BBQ meal. To start, soak 3-4 lbs of beans overnight in a large pot. The next day, add in 1 lb of chopped bacon, 2 qt beef broth, 1 qt chicken broth, 20 oz can diced tomatoes, chopped yellow onion, 1 tbsp chili powder, a dash of liquid smoke salt, and Lawry's salt. Place this on the stove on medium low heat with a top on for 3-4 hours until the beans are tender, then remove from heat and let the mixture set for around 10 min...

How To: Make Thai sticky rice

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Thai sticky rice. First, soak your rice for a minimum of two hours or overnight in water. Make sure the water covers the rice by an inch or more. After the rice has soaked, fill a pot with two inches of water, then place your rice into a steam basket. After this, place the pot on medium heat and bring it to a boil. Then, place your basket on top of the pot with the rice inside of it and then place a lid over the basket. Let this steam for around 10 minut...

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: Cook Japanese rice

Japanese food is very popular. To cook Japanese rice you must go to a Japanese speciality store and purchase special Japanese rice, special vinegar and sugar. An interesting fact I learned from the video is that the vinegar makes the rice stick together.

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: 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 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 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.

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