Pasta & Grains


What is red yeast rice July 30

Red yeast rice is used in alternative medicine as a preservative and as a food dye. In terms of health benefits, it is purported to reduce cholesterol, remedy poor circulation and aid in digestion. Naturally occurring substances called monocolins are

What are examples of quick breads July 29

Quick breads get their name because they don't require yeast and are quick to make. Batters and dough are made by simply mixing wet and dry ingredients, pouring or dropping and baking. There is no rise time or need for yeast to proof. The breads must

Are oats gluten-free July 29

Are oats gluten-free
Credit:Stephanie SicoreCC-BY 2.0Many people with celiac disease must purchase special brands of oats that are not processed on the same equipment as products that contain gluten. Because of ...

What is popcorn made out of July 29

The maize that is used to make popcorn is primarily grown in the cornbelt region of the United States. This includes the states of Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Ohio. Maize is similar to corn on the cob in appearance, but only popcorn kernels

Where does wheat come from July 29

Wild wheat is native to Eurasia and is one of the first plant species domesticated by humans. It was first domesticated between 8,000 and 12,000 years ago, in the ancient Near East. The consistent nutrition it provided contributed to the rise of city

What are steel cut oats July 29

Steel cut oats take about 20 minutes to cook, but have the same nutritional benefits as rolled oats. Both of them can lower "bad," or LDL cholesterol. Steel cut oats are also rich in fiber, which helps maintain good health of the digestive syste

What is a good ramen noodle recipe July 29

While many people eat ramen noodles with no other ingredients than the seasoning included in the package, delicious ramen recipes can be concocted with just a few delicious ingredients. Eggs are a popular addition to ramen and can be added to a recip

What is gluten made of July 29

Many common foods contain gluten including pasta, bread, flour tortillas, cookies and cakes. All wheat-based flours must be avoided by those with gluten-intolerances. However, there are lots of gluten-free foods including nuts, beans, and fruits.Glut

What is pappardelle pasta July 29

The name for this pasta can be translated to "gobble down." If these noodles are not available in a supermarket, then a possible substitute can be tagliatelle. However, tagliatelle is a little narrower. Another option is to make pappardelle past

What are the health benefits in eating farro grain July 29

What are the health benefits in eating farro grain
Credit:bhofack2iStock / Getty Images PlusGetty ImagesThe tough farro husk keeps the grain's nutrients intact long after it has been harvested. This means every serving contains rich amounts ...

What country does rice come from July 29

Chinese farmers are most likely responsible for inventing the rice paddy. The rice paddy system helps save water while simultaneously killing weeds, and it is very efficient. When European settlers landed in America in 1600 A.D., they brought rice an

What is creamy polenta July 29

Polenta is the name for an Italian cornmeal dish that can also be prepared with only water and cornmeal, yielding a more springy loaf that may then be sliced and fried in oil. Polenta and grits are similar, although polenta is made from a corn variet

What is cornflour made from July 29

Cornflour is typically used as a thickening agent (such as for gravies and sauces), since it combines with liquids to form a smooth and creamy texture. It has no taste, which makes it well-suited for use in a wide range of recipes.Cornflour or cornst
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