Imagine you’re sitting at home, feeling hungry, and no one is around to cook for you, and you take the courage to cook yourself something simple. As someone who doesn’t know how to cook, you check a recipe online, try to follow it, and probably fail miserably. Why? Our theory is that it's because you don't know the cooking basics for beginners. Learning to cook at home isn't hard, but before we learn how to make carbonara, we need to know how to perfectly cook the pasta itself. 

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This is a great opportunity for you to learn the basics because even if you don't want to cook, at some point in your life you’ll have to. Plus, we think after watching these basic cooking recipes, you'll get a lot more excited and motivated to cook.  

So, here are some basic cooking recipes that are easy to follow that will teach how to make your meals perfect every time...

How To Cook Rice

You guys know by now we love Tasty's recipe videos, especially the ones where they show you the basics of how to cook things perfectly. This one is really good because it highlights the importance of the little details that will have you end up with the perfect bowl of rice. It's easy to follow and we recommend you keep in mind the importance of timing and the ratio of rice to water.

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How To Cook Pasta Perfectly

Who better than Gorden Ramsay to show us the basic cooking technique for Pasta? It is so easy and simple but will get you the perfect pasta every time. What's key is the oil, which will stop it from getting sticky. He cooks it al dente which means it will be nice and firm, but definitely not crunchy. If you like your pasta softer, leave it on for slightly longer.

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How To Make Perfect French Fries

Chef Karim Abdelrahman, who was trained in Paris and worked in Michelin Starred Restaurants, shows us the best and easiest way to make perfect French Fries. In one of his latest recipes, he cooks steak and shows you how to make the perfect French fries that are crispy and fried to perfection! Cold water and double frying is key! Watch to learn how to make these delicious fries from scratch.

How To Make Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken is easy, but having the right marinade and knowing the tips and tricks that will have it come out perfectly every time is so important. This recipe has a delicious soy honey sauce, but you can go creative with marinades, according to your preference. PS: An outdoor grill is not necessary; you just need to have a grill pan on hand. 

How To Make Fasolia

Mama In The Kitchen kills it when it comes to classic Egyptian recipes and we had to include her Fasolia or green bean stew recipe. Fasolia is one of those comfort food meals that we all love to have on a cold night or when we're home after a long day at work. Her recipe is so simple and easy to follow.

How to Make Lentil Soup

Many people are scared of cooking lentil soup because it has a lot of steps, but it's actually pretty easy and one of the coziest soup recipes ever. We think that once you get hooked on it, it will become a weekly thing at home. 

How To Make a Vanilla Sponge Cake

Vanilla cake is a basic classic cake that will never get old and is the perfect snack with a cup of tea. Baking might be intimidating, but it's all about precision and practice. This recipe video is an easy one to follow on your first try, but remember not to give up hope if it's not perfect the first time. And the most important thing to remember in order to make it fluffy is not to over-mix!

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