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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: 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 refried pinto beans on an oven range

In this video, we learn how to make refried pinto beans on the oven. You will start out with 1 pound of pinto beans, and take out any rocks or dirty beans. Next, put the beans into a pot and rinse them off with water. After this, put them in a large put and add in 12 c water with a clove of garlic. Let the beans come to a boil, then lower the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for an hour, then add in 2 tbsp salt. Cook for one more hour, then try them to make sure they are finished. Now add ...

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...

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 Chinese curry fried rice with Thai chef Kai

Although curry powder is an imported ingredient, the Chinese have now adopted many curried dishes which can be used in with rice. You will need garlic, onion, green onion, cooking oil, eggs, cooked rice, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and curry powder. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to prepare Chinese curry fried rice with Thai chef Kai.

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: 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: 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 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 a Dutch Baby: A puffed up pancake made in oven

Maria, an at-home cook, teaches the secrets to baking the perfect Dutch baby pancake, every time. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter. Place covered skillet in the oven for 5 minutes, or until it gets very hot. In a blender, add 1/2 cup flour, 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup milk and mix ingredients. Pour mixture into hot skillet and let bake for 35 minutes, or until it is puffed and golden. Sprinkle confectioners su...

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: 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 ...

How To: Cook quinoa for breakfast

Makoto Trotter, naturopathic doctor, explains how to cook quinoa and buckwheat for breakfast. Brown rice takes 45 minutes to boil, so if you want a faster-cooking whole grain, try quinoa and buckwheat. Quinoa comes in black and red varieties. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to cook, as does buckwheat. To prepare quinoa, be sure to wash it carefully to avoid a bitter taste. Use 1 cup of quinoa to every 1 1/2 cups of water. Once it boils, turn it down to simmer for 15 minutes. You can eat quinoa as a...

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