Popcorn is made up of three primary structures, which include the endosperm, containing soft and hard starch granules, the germ and the pericarp. The starch serves as the energy source for the germ, also known as the embryo or the living part of the popcorn kernel.Continue Reading
Popcorn is a cereal grain maize product obtained from a wild grass. When heated, the popcorn expands from the kernel and puffs up. It is the only type of corn that pops due to its tough moisture-sealed hull called the pericarp and the popcorn's dense starchy interior.
Popcorn is consumed as a nutritional snack. Air-popped popcorn is rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants.Learn more about Nuts & Grains
Creating microwaveable popcorn using a paper bag gives you control of the amount of oil and salt used, but also saves money. You need a bag of popcorn kernels, paper lunch bags, and salt or your preferred seasoning. Less than four minutes is needed to create a delicious snack.Full Answer >
Gelatinization occurs when granules of a starch product, such as flour or cornstarch, swell when they come in contact with a liquid. This swelling process causes the the starch granules to thicken the liquid in which they are immersed. This is the basis for many gravies and sauces used in cooking.Full Answer >
To cook jasmine rice, you need 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice. If too much water is added, the rice can take too long to cook and become soggy or end up soupy if the water doesn't evaporate.Full Answer >
To make Italian stuffed rice balls, chop 2 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese and 2 ounces of prosciutto. Separate 3 egg whites, 1 egg yolk and 1 whole egg. Crumble a pinch of saffron threads. Put 1 cup of all-purpose flour on a dinner plate. Place 2 cups of bread crumbs on another dinner plate. Ready 2 1/2 cups of chicken stock, 1 cup of medium-grain white rice, 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter and 1/2 cup of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.Full Answer >