cooking rice

400 grams basmati rice

rinse cold water
3 cardamom pods – pierce them
3 star anise



1 part rice to 1. 1/2 water
bring to boil and then bring down
simmer for 8 minutes
fork fluff it out


How to cook quinoa

To prepare quinoa, use 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa . Rinse the seeds under running water while rubbing them together (even if labeled pre-washed, this step is still recommended); drain.
Stove-top preparation: Bring quinoa and water to boil in saucepan; cover. Cook on medium-low heat 10 to 15 min. or until all liquid is absorbed. The texture will remain slightly crunchy and the quinoa will be translucent.

Microwave preparation: Combine water and quinoa in microwaveable bowl; cover loosely. Microwave on HIGH 8 min.; stir. Let stand 10 min. Microwave 2 min.; stir. Let stand 1 min. before serving

How to make a great Green Tea

  1. Use one tea bag, or 2 – 4 grams of tea*, per cup.
  2. Fill a kettle with cold water and bring to a boil.
  3. After unplugging the kettle, allow it to stand for up to 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the heated water over the tea bag or tea, and allow it to steep for up to 3 minutes. If using a tea bag, remove the bag.
  5. Allow the tea to cool for three more minutes.