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Instant Pot Mashed Mung Bean - Easy, No Soak Recipe | runawayrice.com

Mashed Mung Bean (Dau Xanh Danh) – Instant Pot Recipe

In this post, I share my easy recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Mung Bean, a hearty and popular ingredient in many Asian dishes. Mashed Mung Bean is one of those versatile ingredients that can be used in sweet or savory dishes alike. It’s mild-tasting with creamy texture and very filling. The best part about this […]

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Perfect Instant Pot Jasmine White Rice - Just 5 Minutes Pressure Cook Time | recipe from runawayrice.com

Perfect Jasmine White Rice – Instant Pot Recipe

If you just purchased an Instant Pot and wondering what to make, this recipe for Instant Pot Jasmine White Rice is the perfect dish to get you acquainted with your new electric pressure cooker. This easy recipe makes perfectly fluffy and moist jasmine white rice. It’s much better than the stove-top method and definitely rivals […]

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How To Freeze Green Onions - Save Money, No Waste! | runawayrice.com

How to Freeze Green Onions / Scallions

In this post I share my easy steps for how to freeze green onions / scallions for use later. It takes no time at all and there’s no special equipment needed. Freezing green onions saves money since you’re not throwing away good food and you’ll always have delicious green onions on-hand for your favorite dishes. […]

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Chili Sauce / Hot Sauce (Tuong Ot) - Use Your Favorite Chili Pepper | recipe from runawayrice.com

Chili Sauce / Hot Sauce (Tuong Ot)

If you’re like me and enjoy hot sauce, you’ll love this recipe for homemade Chili Sauce / Hot Sauce (Tuong Ot). Warning: this Chili Sauce is next-level hot because it’s made with Ghost Peppers (also called Bhut Jolokia). These chili peppers are insanely spicy and delicious if you can take the heat. (See below for other pepper […]

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Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) - Essential Pickles! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) – Updated Recipe!

I am sharing a new recipe for Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) with an updated video. These tasty pickles are staple condiments accompanying many classic Vietnamese dishes. Carrot and Radish Pickles are added to sandwiches, dipping sauces, rice plates, noodle bowls and salads. These popular pickles are surprisingly really easy to make. This refrigerator […]

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Rice Flour vs Glutinous Rice Flour - Different Brands | runawayrice.com

Rice Flour vs. Glutinous Rice Flour – What are the Differences?

Rice Flour vs. Glutinous Rice Flour – What are the Differences? I get this question a lot, and so, I am sharing this post to explain the differences between Rice Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour, the common brands available, how they are used in cooking, and when they can be substituted in recipes. Also, to help […]

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | recipe from runawayrice.com

How to Roast Pumpkins Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy snack and this simple recipe shows you how to prepare and roast pumpkin seeds. The next time you carve Jack o’ Lanterns or use fresh pumpkins in your favorite harvest recipes, don’t throw out the pumpkin seeds. Roasted pumpkins seeds make a wonderfully crunchy and nutritious snack.

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Annatto Oil / Achiote Oil (Dau Mau Dieu) - fragrant infused oil for your favorite Viet dishes | recipe from runawayrice.com

Annatto Oil / Achiote Oil (Dau Mau Dieu)

This easy recipe for Annatto Oil is one every home cook should learn. Annatto Oil is an essential ingredient in many Asian and Latin dishes. Mild tasting and fragrant, the oil adds vibrant orange-red color to foods. Unlike chemical food colors and dyes, Annatto Oil is all-natural. The pebble-like Annatto seeds impart beautiful red color […]

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Different Baking Powders: Clabber Girl, Rumford, Dr. Oetker, Alsa - How to Test Baking Powder | runawayrice.com

How to Test if Baking Powder is Still Good

Is your baking powder still good? Do you know how to test to see if your baking powder is still useable? Good news! There’s a really easy way to test your baking powder to see if it’s still good. This simple test takes just 10 seconds and eliminates all the guesswork, so you’ll know right […]

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