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Semolina Vs Polenta – They Are Not The Same Thing

Depending on where you live, neither of those two may be very popular, so it’s ok to ask yourself, what is the difference between semolina and polenta? I live in Romania, here, polenta is a staple in our traditional cuisine, and you can’t visit Romania without eating polenta and “sarmale”(stuffed cabbage). In fact, I bet …

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Is It Safe To Eat Undercooked Rice ? What About Al Dente Rice ?

Rice is a staple food in the diets of billions of people around the world. Most Asian countries are avid rice lovers. Their love for rice has reached the West and now rice is a kitchen staple. Since it’s such a common food, we also need to discuss basic questions about cooking rice. Today we’re …

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How To Thicken Carbonara Sauce? A Few Useful Tips

Carbonara is a very delicious dish, and at least in my country, it is the most well-known pasta dish. When making carbonara, it is important to know how to thicken the carbonara sauce since this is one of the most common mistakes when making a good delicious carbonara. It is important to talk from the …

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Should You Wash Rice Before Cooking ? Yes, And Here’s Why

The way we cook our food is a key element in how good our food will be, aside from ingredient quality. Knowing how to use each ingredient, how to clean it, what to peel, and what to cut greatly improves food in general. Today we’re taking a look at rice, and the age-old dilemma of …

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Why Is Rice White ? Here’s How It Really Gets Its Color

Rice is such a kitchen staple you rarely give it a second thought. It’s always there, in some way or another, and it’s always easy to recognize on supermarket shelves, no matter what kind you’re buying. But sometimes you just have to stop and wonder about your food, ask questions that seem simple but reveal …

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What Is Rice Pilaf ? A Quick Guide & How To Make It

Rice pilaf sounds like an exotic and complicated rice dish, but in truth it’s really not that hard to make. And in terms of ‘exotic’, it’s not that exotic either, since most countries have some sort of pilaf recipe in their traditional dishes. Even so, pilaf is still a wonderfully delicious rice dish that manages …

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Can You Reheat Oatmeal ? Or Do You Eat Cold Oatmeal ?

Oatmeal is one of those filling, simple, yet delicious dishes that you can have for pretty much any meal. Most people opt to have oatmeal for breakfast, since it’s usually a sweet dish and it’s so filling it gives your enough energy until lunch. But let’s face it, oatmeal is hard to make in just …

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What Rice Is Used For Fried Rice ? Here’s What To Use

The first attempt at fried rice is always the most memorable. It’s also the one where you’re most likely to mess up. So it’s only natural to want to know exactly what kind of rice you need, what spices to add, and how to cook it just right. Well today we’re going to take a …

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Why Is My Fried Rice Mushy ? 4 Big Reasons & Some Tips On Fried Rice

When you make fried rice at home it’s very easy to get a mushy batch. It could be several reasons, which we’ll discuss below. But the result is always disappointing. Instead of perfectly cooked, separated-yet-sticky grains you get yourself a mushy, lumpy mess. That’s alright, we’re gonna take a look at just why fried rice …

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Why Is Fried Rice Called Fried Rice ? Is It Actually Fried ?

Fried rice is an amazing meal, it helps you round up the leftovers and is also delicious. For many people it’s a comfort food, and it’s now a very common street food all around the world, not just Asia. But is fried rice ever really fried ? How did it get its name ? After …

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Why Is Sushi Rice Sticky ? Here’s What’s Happening

Have you started making sushi at home ? Then you’ve probably run into a few problems when making the rice. To be fair, the rice is possibly the most frustrating and complex part that you ever have to get rice when making sushi. So what do you do when your sushi ends up too sticky …

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Sushi Rice VS White Rice – Is Sushi Rice Healthier ?

If you’re looking to make your own sushi at home, you may be wondering what’s the deal with sushi rice. Isn’t any white rice enough ? How is sushi rice any different ? And do you need to cook sushi rice any different from regular white rice ? As sushi lovers ourselves, this is what …

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Why Is Oatmeal So Filling ? Here’s What We Know

Do you absolutely love oatmeal in the morning ? We do too, there’s just something so satisfying about feeling pleasantly full, well-fed, and satiated for several hours. No midmorning snack required, we’re still digesting out oatmeal ! But why is oatmeal so damn filling ? You wouldn’t expect it, when you remember how creamy it …

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Are Grains Vegetables ? It’s Really Up To You

If you absolutely enjoy debating definitions with your friends, this article is for you. This is one of the most interesting and hard to answer questions out there, we think. Are grains vegetables ? If yes, why ? If no, why not ? There are valid point for and against both. Today we’re tackling this …

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7 Amazing Millet Substitutes Packed with Flavor and Health

 The gluten-free nature and the grains’ health-packed factor makes millet a widely used pantry element throughout the Unites States of America, Asia and Africa. Some absolutely love it for its chewiness when cooked, while the nutty flavor totally steals the show. However, it still isn’t easily available in all the store shelves out there. If …

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Best Buckwheat Flour Substitute – 5 Alternatives To Try

Got yourself a perfect pancake batter recipe but you’re short on buckwheat flour ? Or maybe you don’t even own a pack of buckwheat flour at all ? That’s okay, there’s a few alternatives you can use in place of buckwheat flour. Some may work better than others, and it really depends on what you’re …

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