This category of Basics covers a variety of ingredients you can make to use in a wide range of recipes.
How to Cook Dried Beans
The first section of Basics is all about dried beans. I rarely purchase canned, but will sometimes pick up a bag of frozen.
The best way to have beans, though, is to cook them from a dried form. The flavor is better and you have a much wider variety of beans then to choose from.
How to Cook Chickpeas on the Stovetop, by the way, is my #1 most popular post every year.
How to Cook Grains
The below links are for cooking rice, including 3 ways to cook risotto – on the stovetop, in the slow cooker, and in an electric pressure cooker.
Even though quinoa is technically a seed, I've included how to cook a perfect bowl of quinoa in this section of Basics.
Seeds and Breadcrumbs
This is a catch-all group of Basics recipes.