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Cook Risotto In Three Minutes And 'Ramen-ise' Rice With Bicarb Soda

The same technique that turns regular pasta into one with the flavour and texture of fresh ramen can upgrade rice dishes as well and even help you cook chewy, perfect risotto in three minutes. Well, technically, three minutes plus an hour and a half of (hands off) soaking time.


Squeeze Citrus Over A Grater To Catch Seeds

Citrus juice adds fresh flavours to any dish, but keeping the seeds out of your food can be a challenge. Squeeze the citrus over a grater to catch the seeds while still getting the delicious juice.


Bone Broth Won't Boost Your Immunity (But It Still Makes Great Soup)

Boil meat bones for hours and you’ll get a delicious clear-brown liquid that you could use to make soup or, if you believe the hype, drink for its health benefits. But will it really make your hair shiny, fight inflammation and infuse more collagen into your ailing body parts? Not really.


Briefly: 105 Free Ebooks, Jaw-Dropping Archery, Expert Slow-Cooking Tips

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get 105 Kindle ebooks for free, the best trick shots from master bowman Lars Andersen, how to slow cook to perfection according to a Michelin-star chef.


This Infographic Shows 50 Salad Ideas To Enjoy All Year Round

Salads are great for sneaking more vegetables into your diet and getting and staying healthy, but, let’s face it, sometimes salads are boring. This graphic from Cook Smarts serves up 50 salad combos and dressing ideas to get you out of a salad rut.


Try Flavoured Vinegars For Low-Calorie Flavour Boost In Your Recipes

If you’re looking to boost the flavour in your food while keeping it healthy, check out infused vinegars. Flavored vinegars give everything a boost and add just a few calories.


Blend Part Of Your Soup To Quickly Thicken It

Clear soups are tasty, but if you want a thicker, heartier soup, you don’t have to add flour or cornflour — you can blend part of the soup to thicken the rest of it. An immersion blender works best. If you don’t have one, you can also use a potato masher or standing blender.


Poach A Dozen Eggs At Once With A Muffin Tin

Poaching a lot of eggs at once using the traditional method is time-consuming (not to mention tough). With a muffin tin, you can poach a dozen at once with no problem.


Make A Quick And Easy Batch Of Egg Fried Rice In Your Microwave

If you’re looking for a quick meal that’s filling and satisfying, look no further than a mug. You can whip up egg fried rice in your microwave in less than 10 minutes.


Make Soup From Almost Any Vegetable With One Recipe

Making a tasty soup is a great way to get rid of vegetables you need to use up. Here’s a recipe you can use to make soup from just about any veggies.