Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

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 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 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: 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: 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 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 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 perfect sushi rice

In this video from NinjaSushiNewOrleans we learn how to make perfect sushi rice. Momo from Ninja Restaurant shows us how. You will need a rice cooker, a bowl, paddle, and a hand held fan or piece of cardboard. You will also need 4 cups of Tamaki Gold rice and 1 cup of sushi vinegar. You want to wash your rice very gently. Drain water for about 15 minutes. Now put rice in rice cooker and 4 cups of water. When the rice is ready put it all in rice bowl. Mix in the 1 cup of vinegar. Make sure the...

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 garlic fried rice

This video shows you how to make garlic fried rice using a clove of garlic, salt, and rice cooked the night before. First, you should peel and crush the garlic. You can do this easily by using wax paper. Next, heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan and add garlic. Add the salt and rice. Mix it together. Let it cook for a few minutes then stir well. Repeat this until rice is crispy and fluffy. Next fry about three eggs. Then make the meat. Mix the meat with the rice and serve with the eggs.

How To: Make banana pancakes with pumpkin pie spice

Banana pancakes are a great breakfast recipe. Live like Jack Johnson and let chef Jason Hill show you how to make them. The ingredients are flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and banana. Learn how to prepare these banana pancakes by watching and following along with this video cooking tutorial.

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: Cook delicious Moroccan couscous from scratch

Jad Cooper shows us how to make perfect couscous. First, soak the chickpeas, then peel and cut some turnips, a cauliflower or cabbage, some zucchini, sweet potato, green peppers, onions and tomatoes. Wash some cilantro and tie it up with string so it doesn’t fall apart during the cooking. Put the onions, tomatoes and cilantro into a large pot for the base of the stock.

How To: Make treacle flapjacks

This a video which explains who to make treacle flapjack. To make the flapjacks requires 250g of unsalted butter, 250g of light soft brown sugar, 1 pinch of salt 175g black treacle and 500g of porridge oats. She first puts butter into a saucepan, roughly chopped, then adding the sugar and pinch of salt. She uses a scale to measure the 175 grams of treacle syrup. She then heats the mixture on a stove, waiting for the butter to melt. Once the butter is melted, the mixture is poured into the oat...

How To: Make granola bars with a quick, easy recipe

HealthyCook teaches viewers how to make healthy but easy granola cereal bars! You can use oatmeal oats, grains and all different types of oats (You don't only have to use just one kind). Choices range from jumbo oats, barley flakes, rye flakes and ordinary oatmeal oats. Gluten free choices are barley flakes, brown rice flakes (in small quantity), millet flakes and finally quinoa flakes. Use 100 grams of softened butter and mix it in a large bowl. Add in 75 grams of dark molasses sugar and mix...

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 Asian-style buchi

This video is a demonstration of how to make Asian-style buchi. The ingredients are sweet rice flour, sesame seeds, peanut oil, water, and sweetened red bean paste. The first step is to put the rice flour into a mixing bowl and mix in water. When it is the consistency of mashed potatoes, shape a ball of dough in your hands, to about the size of a ping pong ball. Make a hollow space with a small measuring spoon and add a spoonful of bean paste. Shape the dough around the bean paste to cover it...

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: 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.

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