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How to Cook Jasmine Rice


Jasmine rice is a flavorful, aromatic dish native to Thailand. Slightly less sticky than regular rice, jasmine rice has a nutty flavor that can only be described as “super-delicious”. This side dish is easy to prepare even for those who do not know how to cook Jasmine rice.

this is how to cook jasmine rice

In a large saucepan, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped onion and saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in 1/4 cup green peas, 1 bay leaf (optional) and 1 1/2 cups Jasmine rice, stirring well to thoroughly coat rice. Pour 3 cups water into the sauce pan with the previous ingredients and salt to taste. Increase the heat to medium-high, allowing the rice to come to a simmer. After 5 minutes, reduce heat to low and allow the rice to simmer lightly uncovered until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove the saucepan from the heat and cover the rice, allow it to sit 40 minutes before serving. Total cooking time should be approximately an hour.

In Thailand, jasmine rice is served with hot herbal tea that compliments its taste and aroma. This Jasmine rice dish is low in fat and calories, making it an excellent choice for those eating a healthy diet.

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How to Cook Millet

If you are looking for a tasty alternative to rice, consider preparing millet. Millet is one of the oldest grains available today. Millet has a wide variety of uses. It can be used in soups, porridge and even beer. Here is a simple recipe showing you how to cook millet.

This is how to cook millet

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/4 cup of millet
- One pint of water
- Salt

Thoroughly wash the millet before cooking. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is heated, place the millet in the pan and toast. Toast for around four minutes. The millet will turn golden brown. Avoid toasting for too long. After the millet is toasted, add to the water. Once the water has begun to boil, cover the pan and turn the heat to low. The millet should cook for 15 to 20 minutes. During cooking, avoid stirring the millet. Stirring can cause the grain to turn mushy. After all water is absorbed, remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

For a complete meal, consider serving millet with steamed vegetables and whole grain bread. You may also add millet to soups or other dishes. Millet is not only tasty, it is healthy. If you are on a gluten free diet, millet is for you. The grain also is beneficial to the health of the skin, hair and nails.

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob on the Stove

If you want to know how to cook corn on the cob on the stove, you don’t need to spend hours preparing, or be a fancy chef, in order to make it great tasting.

This is how to cook corn on the cob on the stove

You will need the following ingredients:
- a large pot
- water
- ears of corn
- butter or margarine
- salt
- pepper
- garlic powder
- Italian seasoning blend

Start by filling the pot 3/4 full of water. Place it on the stove top on high until it begins to boil. Add the corn cobs, making sure they have a little space to move. Reduce temperature to medium or medium/high, so it continues boiling but does not boil over. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mix a pinch of each of the spices, to taste, into a cup of butter or margarine. Spread the mixture onto the corn cobs and serve.

Corn is a source of vitamin C, which also works as an antioxidant. It is a healthy addition to any meal. Best with some potatoes and your choice of meat.

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How to Cook Corn on the Cob

Learning how to cook corn on the cob is one of the best ways to accentuate any summertime meal. Corn on the cob is sweet, light, and very healthy. After you’ve mastered the below recipe you’ll be cooking like a champ. Good luck!

This is how to cook corn on the cob

By far the easiest method how to cook corn on the cob is boiling it in water. Simply place a pot of cold water on the stove and heat on medium to high heat. The first trick is to ensure that you are using cold water and fill the pot full enough to cover the amount of corn you intend to cook. Place the cobs in the water before the water gets hot to ensure that the corn is not heated too quickly.

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How to Cook Lentils

Knowing how to cook lentils can save you money when planning meals as they are inexpensive, protein packed, full of fiber, and tasty.

Lentils are one of the easier legumes to cook as they do not need to be soaked first. Lentils should be rinsed with water and spread on paper towels to be sorted through. You want to remove any dirt clods or stem pieces.

The easiest way to cook lentils is to place the cleaned lentils in a large pot, cover them with water and bring them to a boil. Allow them to boil for 15-20 minutes. Check them at 15 minutes to be sure they are not getting mushy. Once boiled and cooked they are ready to eat.

This is how to cook lentils

However, plain lentils without any spices can be rather boring, so here’s an easy recipe. I call it Garlic and Beef Lentils:

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 onion-peeled and diced
- 2 cups of cleaned lentils
- 6 cups of beef broth
- 1 clove of garlic peeled and minced
- Salt and pepper to taste

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How to Cook Corn

Knowing how to cook corn is as easy as knowing how to turn on a stove. Simply shuck the corn (remove the husk) and place into a pot of water, ensuring that the water completely covers the corn. Then boil for about ten minutes. That’s all! When you’re grilling meat, it’s easy to toss some corn on the grill as well.

This is how to cook corn

Choose plump, healthy ears still in the husks. Because the temperatures of grills vary widely, times will vary too. Just place the unshucked ears of corn on the grill, near the edges of the heat source. Check on them every minute at first to gauge proper time. You want to cook your corn until the husks are dark brown with blackened spots.

When you’ve cooked the first side, give each ear a quarter turn with tongs and leave it on for as long as it took to cook the first side. Repeat until all four sides are done.

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How to Cook Barley

Cooking Barley is an easy task that anyone can enjoy. It leads to being able to cook more elaborate dishes involving the wonderful ingredient and sets up the perfect opportunity to impress friends and families with new cooking abilities. Cooking Barley is extremely simple. All that is needed to know how to cook barley is some know-how of boiling water and a little bit of time.

Tihs is how to cook barley

First, a pot will be needed to cook the barley in. Filling the pot so there is any degree of water that the barley can float in will be sufficient to let it boil and gain its wonderful flavor. After this all that needs to be done is to let it boil for a small amount of time depending on the amount being cooked.

After these simple steps are done a wonderful dish of cooked barley can be prepared with another food to highlight its brilliance.

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How to Cook Couscous

Couscous originated as a main ingredient in most North African cooking, made from durum wheat, but can now be found in your local grocery stores. There are several methods of how to cook couscous, and it can be found in both hot and cold dishes alike. Here we will explore a cold, salad-like dish, with couscous as its base.

This is how to cook couscous

You will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup couscous
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp ground black pepper and salt mix

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