Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

How To: Make a Tasty Walnut Spread

I would like to encourage you all to try something new in the kitchen area. Do you like the taste of sweet or sour? Or the delicious combination of both? You can make your own healthy walnut spread in just a few minutes and with the usage of only three ingredients. The spread can be used on a few slices of bread for a tasty sandwich.

How To: Roast chestnuts in your oven

In this video, we learn how to roast chestnuts in your oven. First, place some cold water in a large pot, then drop in your chestnuts. After this, let these come to a boil after turning the heat on. Once this turns into a roaring boil, turn the heat off and let these sit for 20 minutes. After this, turn the oven on to 425 degrees. From here, drain the nuts in the sink but don't dry them. Place them onto a baking dish with foil and then place them in the oven for 25-30 minutes. When finished, ...

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: Know the differences in quinoa

In this tutorial, we learn to know the differences in quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein that's very mineral rich. There is a tan and red variety, both are delicious. This is an ancient South American grain that is gluten free for the wheat intolerant. When prepping this, you will first need to rinse it off thoroughly. Cooked quinoa can be mixed with toasted sunflower seeds, lemon juice, sea salt, and olive oil for a great taste that is full with nutrients. It's a great replacement for rice...

How To: Make the perfect crab fried rice

In this tutorial, we learn how to make the perfect crab fried rice. First, you will need a cup and half of cold cooked basmati rice, meat from 2 crabs, 2 large eggs, spring onions (cut into strips), crushed garlic, 2 tbsp yellow bean sauce, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Now, combine 1/4 c water with bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar, white pepper, and salt. Mix together until well combined and dissolved, then scramble the eggs in a hot frying pan with butter. Set these aside, then fry ...

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 healthy and vegan BBQ ribs and shish kebabs from seitan

Are you a vegan, but can't live without your ribs? Not "your" ribs, we're talking barbecued ribs, those tasty grilling meats that are sloppy, yet oh so yummy. But you're a vegan, so you can't, right? Right, but there is a wonderful replacement for those BBQ ribs, and it's seitan, which is wheat protein. And this recipe will show you how to make BBQ seitan into shish kebabs and ribs, cooked in the oven until crispy on the outside, yummy on the inside.

How To: Make a Thai curry with tofu & mushroom

In this video, we learn how to make Thai curry with tofu and mushrooms. You will need: 12 oz firm drained tofu, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 sliced medium onion, 1 lb fresh mushrooms, 1 can coconut milk, 3/4 c vegetable broth, 2-3 tsp green curry paste, 2 tsp grated lime rind, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 2 c halved green beans, 1/3 c diced red pepper, 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp lime juice, 2 sliced green onions, and 2 c hot jasmine rice. First, cut tofu into cubes, then place in a wok with oil and onion for 5 mi...

How To: Make raw vegan taco filling

In this video, we learn how to make raw vegan taco filling. First, you will want to combine onions and leftover pulp from your juicer and mix them together. After this, add in Mexican spices that you prefer inside of your filling, then use a blender to blend these together until they are chunky and ready to be added to your taco. After this, you will grab your tofu and cut it up into chunks. Add the tofu with the sauce and mix everything together until the tofu is well coated. When finished, ...

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: 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: Cook absolutely perfect Italian risotto

In this video, we learn how to cook absolutely perfect Italian risotto. To start, you should not rinse the rice that you are using. Also, make sure you are using a wide and low pot to let the liquid evaporate evenly. The dish should be prepared according to the seasons, so you have the most fresh spices and vegetables available. Butter and olive oil are traditional to start this dish and should be used to sautŽ the garlic or onions, making sure not to brown either of them. The sixty seconds w...

How To: Make yellow rice

In this video, we learn how to make yellow rice. Start off by chopping up a jalape–o pepper, a potato, and grab frozen peas. Next, prepare your traditional spices, which include: paprika, garlic, curry, and salt. Now, heat up all your ingredients in a large pot and let simmer. after the garlic starts to brown, add in your vegetables into the pot and mix together. After this, add in your rice to the pot and keep mixing. Now, place water into the pot and throw everything into a pressure cooker....

How To: Make Thai shrimp fried rice

In this video, we learn how to make Thai shrimp fried rice. First, heat your wok up to medium high, then add in olive oil. Next, add in garlic and shallots that have been shopped, then stir them around. After this, add in chopped red chili, then your shrimp. Stir this together quickly and cook until the shrimp is fully cooked. After this, add in fish sauce and mix together. Next, add in an egg, then add in your rice and stir together. To finish, add in soy sauce, basil, and salt. Stir this to...

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...