1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of water, salt to taste ... put in a saucepan bring to the boil (with out lid) stir once then turn off the heat, put the lid on ...and in 10mins perfect fluffy rice x
"Posted by thebrats"
To quickly warm up plates place some wet paper towel between each plate and microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Remove the paper towel and wipe with a dishcloth before dishing up your delicious goodies!
"Posted by Waynie"
before peeling a pineapple, wash it under running cold water. peel it use the flesh and boil de skin and the heart. it will make a wonderful diuretic , digestive hot tea or wonderful chilled juice.
"Posted by isabel santos"
Briefly heat a lemon in the microwave to get more juice out of it when squeezing
"Posted by tinycaroline"
If trying to get something unsuccessfully out of an intricately shaped silicon mold, e.g. cake, let cool and put in fridge until completely chilled and firm
"Posted by dazzy08"
Freeze left over egg whites
"Posted by KitchenGoddess"
If your recipe calls for the juice only of a lemon or an orange, zest the fruit before cutting and juicing. Wrap zest in waxed paper, pop it into a small container, and then into the freezer. You can use the zest next time you've got a recipe calling for zest. This way, you haven't wasted any part of the fruit. Zest will keep for a week or so.
"Posted by Lea"
To avoid a smelly kitchen when cooking cauliflower, add a little milk to the cooking water, it really does work
"Posted by chesca126"
Also to avoid cauliflower smells, cook half a lemon in the cauli water with the cauli of course
"Posted by Hettie"
Slice and freeze the green parts of leeks if not using with the whites - use later in soups, sauces, etc
"Posted by margie"