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Woman Calls Thai Rice Brand Fake After Cooking It In The Dumbest Way Possible

Thai netizens put an Californian woman named Felicity Prak on blast after she posted a video of herself burning Thailand’s popular jasmine rice and called it fake.

She also accused the country of selling the product, also known as milagrosa rice, mixed with plastic, according to Coconuts Bangkok.

The video, which shows Prak cooking jasmine rice the wrong way and burning a whole batch, has gained more than 3 million views since it was posted to Facebook on New Year’s Eve

We don’t usually use three lady brand. We got 2.50lb bag as a gift from sisters. We opened one bag to see if the rice is mixed with plastic or not, and this what we got. This is too crazy,” wrote Prak.

It’s not that crazy as rice is meant to slowly simmer and cook in water, not dry fried in a wok over high heat, which the woman proceeds to do in the four-minute video.

The jasmine rice begins to burn at the 3:30 mark and a girl can be heard saying, “Close the door. Mom, oh my god, look at this.” Four minutes into the clip and they finally take the rice off the burner and place a piece of paper into the wok, which starts a fire.

This is the Three Lady rice. This is a piece of paper, this is crazy,” the girl says.

If Prak paid attention in science class, she would know that plastic has a melting point, and not just turn black when it is burned.

Thousands of Thais blamed her for not knowing how to cook rice properly, with some Facebook users commenting, “Why you so stupid?

Some people also advised her to buy a rice cooker, and to “just search Google or YouTube” and learn how to prepare it the right way.

Others pointed out how offensive it was to Thai products and asked Prak to take down the video.

Written by Khier Casino || NextShark

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Step Up Your Dorm Cooking Skills With These 5 Hacks

If you’re in college, you’re a long way off from being a charming fella who knows your whiskies and grills steaks for the family while chatting up your wife’s friend’s husband about politics. You’re also a long way off from being a dazzling lady who earns a reputation for a dish “that’s just to die for” at a dinner party, where you explain to a fascinated table of friends how you’re restoring a classic car in your spare time.

See, you’ve got time to get classy with cooking. But, in college, all rules, bets, and expectations are off. If you can give anything the ol’ college try, go for it. Because in college, the weirder, the cheaper, the better.

Here’s some college cooking hacks that take so little and deliver so good.

Rice

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Use your coffee pot as a rice cooker (yes, f’real) by pouring the uncooked rice in the pot, adding water to the machine accordingly, and hitting brew. From there, once all the water’s in the pot, keep cooking for another ten minutes. You’ll debate buying a real rice cooker for the rest for your life.

Quiche

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Whisk eggs with just a splash of milk in a mug. Add cheese, some vegetables, maybe some salt and pepper, whatever you want, and cook it in the microwave for a minute or so. Slide onto a plate if you’re trying to impress someone, or barge it in said mug if you’ve got an entire season of something to watch alone on Netflix.

French Toast

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Batter up your bread until it’s covered in gooey goodness and wrap it in foil to then heat with an iron. Anyone staying over is going to try and marry you. Plan your canned response ahead of time, because this will likely happen every time. You’re the closest thing they know to a wizard.

Taco Salad

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Take a bag of tortilla chips (or Fritos or Doritos, if you’re really going for it) and — I kid you not — dump in all the goodies you’re going to want to slamdance in your mouth. We’re talking beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, hot sauce, all the goods. Shake it up, grab a fork, and celebrate your new life as a master chef. Also, you can carry that with you, just in case you want to show off the madcap genius.

Panini

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There’s a fork in this road, and it’s just up to you to take the one that meets your preference. Either wrap your sandwich in foil and use a clothing iron to heat it or grill it in an adorably tiny frying pan on your coffee maker’s burner. No points off either way. Both will make for good stories down the road, which, again, is long before you become the celebrated chef you’re destined to be.

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These Are Gordon Ramsay’s 5 Essential Basics To Cooking

You may know Gordon Ramsay from one of his million shows. The world-famous chef is probably known for making the most complicated dishes look simple. Ramsay just released a video on his YouTube channel showing five essential cooking skills everyone needs to learn.

The nearly 8-minute video features him showing us how to prepare foods like chopping onions, cooking rice, skinning and deboning a fish and cooking pasta. Ramsay also demonstrates the proper technique to sharpening a knife.

To kitchen newbies like us, this is a pretty solid crash course.

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How to chop an onion

Leave the root on the onion so that it doesn’t bleed and you start crying. Using three fingers, guide the knife with the knuckle of your middle finger. Cut towards the root, trying to get as close as you can with long strokes.

Push the onion back together and start cutting horizontally, using the weight of the blade to get to the root.

How to cook the perfect rice

Using Basmati rice, start with 400 grams of rice. Rinse off the dust and the starch of the rice in cold water. Put the rice into the pan and add three cardamom pods and two whole star anise.

Now, season the rice with hot water and add 600 mils of cold water (one part rice, one and a half part water). Throw a lid on the pot and bring it to a boil on high heat. As soon as it boils, turn it down to a simmer and let it steam for 8-10 minutes.

Just don’t remove the lid while you wait.

How to skin and debone fish

Taking your filleting knife, start cutting into the end of the fish until you separate the meat from the skin about halfway. Once you’re halfway through, you can wrap the skin you removed around your hand and pull the fish towards you as you continue cutting.

Take some tweezers, start picking out the bones.

How to sharpen a knife

Grip the steel of a knife sharpener like a tennis racket at 45 degrees. Take your knife and start moving it in long strokes along the steel from bottom to top.

Make sure to keep your fingers behind the handle of the steel. That can’t be stressed enough.

How to cook the perfect pasta

Throw some water into the pan and season the water with salt and olive oil. Bring the water up to a rolling boil and throw you pasta in. Gently twist the pasta with some tongs so that it’s submerged in the water.

When the pasta hits the texture you’re happy with, throw it into a colander and drain it. Add a light seasoning of salt, pepper and olive oil.

Mix the pasta together.

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You Can Now Make HELLO KITTY SPAM MUSUBI At Home With This Adorable Kit

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A while back, we discovered that a hotel in Los Angeles served special Hello Kitty Musubi on its room service menu. While hardcore fans might’ve dropped everything to get their hands on the novelty dish, it’s no longer necessary. SPAM is now giving folks a chance to make the dish themselves.

The canned food brand is offering Hello Kitty SPAM Musubi kits for a limited time on their website. What was once only available at select events (Hello Kitty conventions), can now be purchased for $15 through SPAM’s online store.

SPAM Musubi is typically made with a slice of grilled SPAM on top of rice and wrapped in seaweed (nori). With the kit, you can add Hello Kitty’s iconic face, whiskers and bright red bow to your dish.

It kit should make for a great holiday gift, though you might want to get a jump before Christmas gets here.

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Put This Date Down In Your Calendar For FREE Flame Broiler!!

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Flame Broiler fans, get ready to eat some free rice bowls. On December 3, Flame Broiler will be celebrating its Platinum Anniversary. Because of the 20-year celebration, the brand will be giving away a free rice bowl to the first 100 people to show up at any of its 180 locations.

Even better, the first person to step into each Flame Broiler location will get free rice bowls for an entire year. We’d be more than down for that.

The restaurant typically serves four types of boils: beef, chicken, mixed and veggie. Each bowl features a protein, blanched cabbage, broccoli, carrots and green onions on top of a bed of white or brown rice. You can also drown your meat in a special hot sauce or Flame Broiler’s signature Magic Sauce.

Set your calendars and save your stomachs.

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How To Make Panda Sushi That’s Almost Too Cute To Eat

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Sometimes, it can be difficult to get kids to try new foods like sushi. What if, however, that piece of sushi looked as whimsical as this Panda roll? Make Sushi, known for creating beautiful works of art contained within a sushi roll, has created a roll resembling the adorable South China bear.

All you need is a few basic ingredients: a small piece of sushi grade tuna, several Nori sheets, some cooked sushi rice, 2 heaped tablespoons of wasabi masago and 1 heaped tablespoon of chopped coriander.

Cut the tuna into four slices: two 1 cm and two 0.5 cm in thickness. Marinate the slices in a bowl of soy sauce for 30 minutes to an hour. Definitely no more than an hour or the tuna will harden.

Add the 2 tablespoons of wasabi masago to the cooked sushi rice. Then, add the chopped coriander and gently mix together with the rice and masago. Make sure the ingredients are spread evenly into the mixture. Once you’re down, set it aside.

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Remove the tuna from the fridge and cut to appropriate thickness for the eyes (bigger), nose and mouth (smaller). Horizontally lay down a sheet of nori and place the first tuna strip at the edge of the nori sheet. Wrap the nori around the fish, covering the whole strip and cut off the excess nori.

Keep repeating this until you have six different strips: two parts, two eyes, a nose and a mouth.

With a new sheet of nori, add a small handful of sushi at the center and spread it into an oblong shape. Make sure the rice touches the top and bottom of the nori.

Place a think strip of wrapped tuna flat in the middle of the rice for the mouth. Then, add a think layer of rice on top of the tuna strip covering the strip. Repeat the step with another thin tuna strip.

Now, place the two thick tuna strips on top of the column to make the eyes of the panda. Then, add more rice between the two strips. Carefully mold the column with white rice to make sure that the panda has a round face.

Make Sushi says to now take one side of the nori and curl it up and  around the column of rice. Repeat the step with the other side so that the two sides overlap at the top. Compress the roll with your hands gently rolling into a circular shape. Set that aside.

Taking two sheets of nori, lay them horizontally. Then, glue the sheets together by putting a thin column of sushi rice on the edge of one of the sheets and sticking it with the other nori sheet.

Now, take the GREEN sushi rice and cover about 3/4 of the large nori sheet with it. Be careful so that it stays light and fluffy.

Using two chopsticks, press them to the center of the green rice (two centimeters apart). Now, remove the chopsticks. You should have two grooves that you can now place the last two pieces of rolled tuna inside. These are the panda ears.

Place your panda face roll on top of the ears you just made. Make sure the eyes are at the bottom next to the ears.

Now, dip a sharp knife in som cold water (so it doesn’t stick to the rice), then carefully cut the roll with as little motion as possible. Cut off each end of the roll first, then section off your panda sushi in whatever thickness you want.

Mostly, the recipe is just stacking and careful rolling. You can get a play-by-play of the exact process in the video above.

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Turn Leftover Rice Into A BOMB Breakfast With This Easy Recipe

Brown fried rice? Absolutely.

Without a doubt, there are still people today who are deathly afraid of straying away from eggs and bacon—you know, traditional breakfast items. Don’t be one of those people Be adventurous with your morning meals, it’s good for you; healthy, even! 

This recipe for Protein-Packed Breakfast Brown Fried Rice in a Mug from our friends at Spoon University is both adventurous and healthful. Even better, it uses only one dish to clean up afterward: a trusty 24 oz mug.

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Photo by Katherine Baker

Protein-Packed Breakfast Brown Fried Rice in a Mug

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1

1 cup leftover cooked brown rice (or cook 1/2 cup brown rice according to package)

½ cup Egg Beaters® Original

PAM® Cooking Spray

¼ cup sweet potato or squash, cubed (can substitute diced carrots)

¼ cup baby spinach or kale

¼ cup tomatoes, diced

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon cumin, curry powder or soy sauce (you do you)

1 pinch salt

1 pinch pepper

¼ cup chickpeas (optional)

Hummus, cubed avocado, and/or hot sauce for topping (optional)

1)   Cube sweet potato and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.

2)   Spray a large microwave-safe mug with PAM® Cooking Spray before placing sweet potato cubes in the mug and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, until semi-tenderized, and set tomato pieces aside.

3)   Add leftover brown rice to the mug and add curry powder, cumin or soy sauce, along with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss until rice is evenly coated with mixture.

4)   Add 1/2 cup Egg Beaters® Original to the rice mixture and mix well.

5)   Microwave on high for 90 seconds.

6)   Remove from microwave, stir, and add spinach, diced tomatoes, and chickpeas (optional), and stir again.

7)   Microwave on high for an addition 30-60 seconds, until Egg Beaters Original are fully cooked, and rice is fluffy.

8)   Allow to cool slightly, and garnish with additional chickpeas, spinach, avocado, and/or hot sauce if you desire.

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Apparently Rice Does Nothing, Here’s How To Fix A Wet Phone

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that have dropped your phone in the toilet while trying to take one of those timelessly sexy bathroom selfies, then this message is for you.

There was a study conducted September 2014, showing that putting your wet phone in a bowl of rice DOES NOT work.

In fact, just leaving out to dry and doing nothing is more effective than the rice method, although still not a very effective method overall.

 

"Shhh! Be quiet and don't...move... They can sense movement."

 

Your reality as you know it has been shattered, I know.

I’ve dropped many a phone into a variety of pools, bowls, sinks, basins, puddles and even rivers.

I’ve used a bowl of rice to try and remedy the situation nearly every time. Thinking back on it, I now realize that none of those phones survived, even after placing them in their round little rice coffins, except for one that only went halfway into the toilet before I saved it. But that doesn’t count, it barely got wet.

TekDry, the company that released the study, conveniently has a phone rescue program that assures customers that if they can get their hands on your wet phone within 48 hours, they can fix it.

But not everyone can get to their fancy service within that 48-hour window, so here are some more practical tips for the next time you fall asleep in the jacuzzi with your phone in your hand, or that clumsy friend we all have spills their Barefoot Moscato all over it:

  • Don’t put your phone in a bowl of rice. It has a better chance of survival if you leave it outside to dry naturally.
  • If it falls in saltwater, rinse it immediately. The saltwater will do much more damage to the phone than regular water.
  • Don’t blow dry it, microwave it or put it in the oven. Yes, some people have to be told not to put their phones in the oven. The intense heat could warp some of the more fragile parts of your phone.
  • Turn your phone off immediately and don’t charge your phone. Unlike Sonny and Julian from Big Daddy, water and electricity do not go together like lamb and tuna fish.
  • Remove as much water as possible from the outer surface of the phone with a towel or napkin.
  • Don’t be a dumbass. Hold onto your phone, butterfingers. Grow up, Peter Pan! Count Chocula!

You may now go back to using your excess rice for pelting newlyweds and blowing up pigeons.

Picthx: Star Hub, MPora