Hot Grains, Nuts & Soy How-Tos

How To: Cook soft delicious beans

In this video, we learn how to cook soft delicious beans. First, you want to make sure you are never using really old beans, around more than 2 years old. To keep your beans from getting old, add some citrus to them so they don't soften. Also, make sure you have the right water level when you are cooking the beans. Last, you want to make sure you are cooking the beans enough and not too much. To cook them right, use fresh beans and soak them for around 2-6 hours. Then, saute vegetables in the...

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: 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: 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 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...

How To: Make egg noodles in soy broth with ketchup

Noodles are the basis for many a Chinese dish, including the Americanized chow mien (or "cooked noodles" in Chinese), noodles in broth, noodles with wonton soup, noodles with air. After all, with a light, airy consistency they're the perfect complement for savory dishes like kung pao chicken and beef and broccoli with soy sauce.

How To: Make corn tortillas with a tortilla press

In this tutorial, we learn how to make tortillas with a tortilla press. First, you will need masa, which is corn flour with lime juice in it. Pour out some masa into a bowl, then add in warm water to the bowl to make a dough. After this, mix the masa and the water until you have a dough. It should feel like warm clay or play dough. Now, heat up a cast iron skillet and while that is heating up, grab your dough and place it into the tortilla press. Make your fresh tortilla, then place it into t...

How To: Make your own kettle corn

In this tutorial, we learn how to make kettle corn. First, prepare a large pot by adding 1/4 c vegetable oil and 3 popcorn kernels. Place the cover on the pot and when those kernels pop, you will know your oil is hot enough. Make sure the pot is placed over a medium high heat while you are doing this. When the oil is hot enough, add 1/2 c popping corn and 1/2 c plain sugar. After this, place the pot on the heat for three seconds, then remove it and shake it for three seconds. This will keep t...

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: 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 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: Make delicious khan biryani

In this video, Khan teaches us how to make Biryani. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are: 1 whole chicken, 1 tsp chili powder, 3/4 tsp salt, a pinch of turmeric, garam masala powder, coriander powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, lemon/lime juice, 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 bunch mint, green chili, onion, and rice. First, combine all the spices together and mix until they are well combined. Now, add chicken and marinade it together, then add in yogurt on top of the dish. Place this mixture i...

How To: Make wild mushroom risotto perfectly at home

In this tutorial, learn how to make a scary, high maintenence dish - wild mushroom risotto. This meal is a little tough to make but is totally worth it when you eat a spoonful of that creamy goodness. In this clip from the Food Network you will learn some useful tips to make the process much easier and come out with a perfect dinner every time. Enjoy!

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!