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Grains & Legumes
Your culinary journey starts here

17.0 CEHs

All Levels

12,310 Students

Course Overview

Rice too mushy? Lentils too tough? Quinoa too bitter? This course will turn on your cooking brain and help you understand how to make wholesome grain-based dishes that are fluffy, healthful and delicious!

Grains and legumes are the staple of many cultures around the world, and have been for ce…

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Course Objectives

At the end of this course you'll be able to:
  • Learn the basics of making perfect rice
  • Understand how to make a pilaf and how to enhance pilaf dishes
  • Learn the risotto method and how to vary the flavors and dishes
  • Learn the basic elements of cooking a variety of grains
  • Understand how to make polenta
  • Learn about legumes and how to prepare and store them

Course Syllabus

Grains & Legumes

This course introduces you to a variety of grains such as rice, polenta and other whole grains and shows you how to cook them perfectly, without fail. Basic rice making, plus a variety of rice variations such as risotto and pilafs are discussed, as well as the food safety issues surrounding grains. Finally, you will learn how to prepare legumes to add protein and flavor to your grain and vegetable dishes.

Lesson 1
Course Orientation

Welcome to the Rouxbe Cooking School! This course will help you understand why knife techniques are critical for skilled cooking, establish your knowledge baseline and learn how you will take your knife skills to the next level.

Lesson 2
Rice Basics

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of cooking rice.

Lesson 3
Cooking Rice | Steaming & Boiling Methods

In this lesson, you will learn to make plain and infused white rice, along with brown rice with a flavorful stock.

Lesson 4
Cooking Rice | Pilaf Method

In this lesson, you will apply the pilaf method to cooking rice.

Lesson 5
The Risotto Method

This lesson introduces you to the technique of risotto making.

Lesson 6
How to Vary Risotto

This lesson builds on the last as it shows you how to vary your risotto dishes.

Lesson 7
How to Cook Grains

In this lesson, you will learn how to shop for and cook whole grains.

Lesson 8
How to Make Polenta

You will learn the skill of making delicious polenta in this lesson.

Lesson 9
How to Cook Dried Legumes

In this lesson you will begin to understand how to buy, store, soak, and prepare dried legumes.

Lesson 10
Course Review

Student Work

Below is a snapshot of real student photos from the course. Once you learn the foundational techniques of cooking, you too can begin to create an endless number of delicious dishes!

This is a collage photo of my in-kitchen pantry and my back-up pantry. I keep extra supplies in the back-up pantry of those stock i... View More

by Jennifer H.
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Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this course.
1 Unit | 10 Lessons | 63 Videos
Lesson 1: Course Orientation
Lesson 2: Rice Basics
Lesson 3: Cooking Rice | Steaming & Boiling Methods
Lesson 4: Cooking Rice | Pilaf Method
Lesson 5: The Risotto Method
Lesson 6: How to Vary Risotto
Lesson 7: How to Cook Grains
Lesson 8: How to Make Polenta

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