Friday, February 22, 2019

How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time?

Do you end up with undercooked or overcooked, sticky or burnt rice? If yes, then we will show you how to cook rice perfectly every time the simplest way.


Cooking Rice on Stove




You can cook rice on the stove if you have some time to spare until dinner.

Things Needed:

  • Rice (as per your needs)
  • Water
  • Saucepan, preferably with lid
  • Wooden spoon
  • Fork

Steps to Follow:


First and foremost take your rice in a pan and wash it under running water. Fill the saucepan with water and use your hands to rub off the dust over the rice. Throw away the water and fill up the pan again with water. Repeat the rubbing part again. Do not rub it a lot, or else you may end up losing the nutrients in rice.

Quick Tip: You can save the water discarded and use it to starch your cotton clothes naturally.

Now, take your washed rice and pour fresh water in it. For every cup of rice you need about 2 cups of water. Add your rice and water in a large saucepan as the rice will puff up as they cook. Place it on the stove and add 1 to 1½ tablespoon (or according to taste) salt in it.

Allow the water to boil over medium heat. If you are using a lose lid, make sure you leave some gap between the lid and the mouth of the saucepan. Or else the water may boil over. The gap will allow the steam to escape without making a mess of your stove.

The rice should be allowed to simmer for about 18 to 20 minutes, till all the water dries up completely. If you feel the rice is still undone, you can add a little water as per your judgment and allow the rice to cook further.

Once you find your rice is done perfectly, fluff them with a fork to separate the grains.
Quick Tip:You can soak old rice grain for about 30 minutes before you cook them to make them less brittle and prone to breakage. Soaking Basmati rice helps in expanding them to their full length while cooking.

Cooking Rice in a Pressure Cooker


Pressure cooker is a versatile vessel to cook most of your food in a jiffy. When I am in a hurry, I always prefer the pressure cooker to cook my rice and serve it hot with dinner.

Things Needed:


  • Rice (as per your requirement)
  • Water
  • Pressure cooker
  • Salt

Steps to Be Followed


Rinse your rice and place it in the pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Basmati rice or 3 cups of water for normal rice. Tightly close the lid with whistle of the cooker and place it on the stove to cook. You can keep the flame on high and allow it to release 3 whistles. Then, switch off the stove. Wait for about 15 to 20 minutes before opening the lid.

This is all you need to cook rice in stovetop pressure cooker.

Cooking Rice in a Microwave Oven


Yes, it is possible to cook your white, fluffy rice in the microwave oven. Let us see how to cook rice perfectly in a microwave.

Things Needed:


  • Rice (as per your requirement)
  • Water
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Salt

Steps to Be Followed


Rinse your rise under running water and then place it in a microwave safe dish. Make sure you use a bigger bowl as rice expands. Add two cups of water for 1 cup of rice. Add salt as per taste. Place the dish in the microwave oven, uncovered and place it on high for about 10 minutes. You will see small holes on the top of your cooked rice with most of the water disappeared. This means your rice is ready. If not, you can continue to cook for another 1 minute till the tiny holes appear. In case you find the rice is underdone and the water has evaporated, pour about half a glass of water and continue to cook the rice in the microwave.

Once done, cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap. Place it again in the microwave for 4 minutes. After it’s done, place it outside and allow it to stand for about 5 minutes before you dig into it to eat.

This is all about how to cook rice perfectly every time. You can cook it on a stovetop saucepan or a pressure cooker. Microwave cooking of rice is also possible. So, just choose the easiest way possible and cook rice to perfection.

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References:

1.https://www.padhuskitchen.com/2009/10/how-to-cook-rice-in-pressure-cooker.html
2.https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/how-to-cook-rice-in-the-microwave-step-by-step-article
3.http://dish.allrecipes.com/how-to-cook-rice/
4.https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/cooking-tips-techniques/cooking/cook-rice
5.http://www.finecooking.com/article/how-to-cook-rice-perfectly

How to Delete a Facebook Account?

Tired of the constant notifications from Facebook that keep distracting you from work or study?

Bored of constantly watching others update their profiles with excessive selfies? Don’t care about who is travelling to where from which airport? Wish to hide from your ex by disappearing from the world of social media? Well, you may have your reasons and you can start by deleting your Facebook account.

What? Don’t know how to delete a Facebook account? Worry not. We will help learn the simple steps that help you delete a Facebook account permanently.



Deleting Facebook Account Permanently


Deleting Facebook account is serious business. When you delete a Facebook account, it gives you a grace period for a few days. If you log into your Facebook account within this period, it will automatically cancel your Facebook account. Once the account is deleted, you cannot access the account. However, some messages sent to friends or copies of certain log records may stay in Facebook database.

How to Delete the Account on Facebook?


You need to login into your Facebook account and download your Facebook data. This may seem as a good idea in case you need data you uploaded.

  • Go to account menu at the top right of the Facebook page.
  • Click on ‘Download a copy of Facebook data’ you will find at the bottom of General Account settings.
  • Select ‘Start My Archive’.

Now, to delete your account, go to Delete My Account Page on https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account. Enter your password and click on Submit.Your account will be deleted and you will no longer be able to reactivate or retrieve any of the content or information added on your account.

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References:

1.https://m.facebook.com/account/delete
2.http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/how-to-delete-facebook-account-2950145
3.http://in.pcmag.com/social-networking/41700/feature/how-to-delete-your-facebook-account

How to Download PAN Card Online?

PAN card is an important identity document issued by the Income Tax Department of India.

The PAN number is a must for filing income tax returns and carrying out financial transactions. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) introduced the concept of e-PAN card in the year 2017. All new PAN card applicants will get a soft copy of their card on their registered email ID that can be downloaded.

This feature helps save time especially when applicants require their PAN card soon. It is also useful for a PAN cardholder who has damaged or lost their PAN card. Downloading an e-PAN card in a PDF format proves to be helpful for many.

Let us see how to download PAN card online from the following instructions.


Instructions to Download e-PAN Card in PDF Format

  • Enter PAN number.
  • Enter Date of Birth / Incorporation / Agreement / Partnership or Trust Deed / Formation of Body of Individuals / Association of Persons.
  • Enter Captcha
  • Click Submit
  • You will soon get your e-PAN on your registered e-mail ID that can be downloaded from the attached file.

Thus, you need a valid, active email ID to download e-PAN card.

References:

1.https://www.finbucket.com/pan-card/download-electronic-pan-card/

How to find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance Online

Worried about your EPF balance?


You can now check your Employees’ Provident Fund balance online at the click of a button.

EPF is a saving tool for employees where the employer and employee contribute equally towards a saving that the employee can claim when in need, on retirement or when switching jobs.

Let us see how to find Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) balance online.


Checking EPF Balance Online


The digital age has made life easy in many ways. One can now check their EPF balance online via SMS, by giving a missed call, via EPFO app or visiting the EPFO portal.

1.Find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance by SMS


Before you use this method, make sure your UAN number is integrated with your Aadhaar or PAN or bank account details to avail this facility of EPF balance via SMS.

  • You need to send an SMS to 7738299899 with the message EPFOHO UN ENG.
  • You can set your preferred language by sending the first three letters of your preferred language. ENG stands for ENGLISH, HIN for HINDI, MAR for MARATHI, etc.
  • You can receive the SMS in the following languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.

2.Find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance by Giving Miss Call


You can get information related to EPF balance by giving a miss call using your registered mobile number only. This facility is available to all those who have integrated their UAN with their KYC details.

You need to give a miss call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number.

After you give a miss call you will get an SMS with your PF details.

3.Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) BalanceUsing EPFO Portal


You employer needs to activate your Universal Account Number (UAN) for checking your PF details from the EPFO portal.

If it is activated then follow the steps below:

  • Select ‘For employees’ option from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the ‘Member passbook’ under the Services tab.
  • You will land on a login page where you need to enter your unique UAN number and password if it is activated.
  • Once you login in, you can check all your EPF details.

4.Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance Using EPFO App


You need to have an active UAN number to use the EPFO app.

  • Go to ‘Google Play Store’ and download m-Sewa app of EPFO.
  • Once installed, click on ‘Member’ and go to ‘Balance/Passbook’.
  • Enter your UAN and registered mobile number. Once your mobile number is verified, you will be able to view the updated EPF balance details.

This is how to find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance online. Make sure your employee activates your UAN number to avail the online balance facility.

References:


1.https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php
2.https://cleartax.in/s/pf-balance-check
3.https://services.india.gov.in/service/detail/check-your-epf-balance-online
4.https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/earn/4-ways-to-check-your-provident-fund-balance/articleshow/60406969.cms

How to Sell on Amazon?

Sell on Amazon (SOA) is a great program that allows sellers to list and sell their products on Amazon.in. This program helps the seller reach thousands of buyers across the country and increase their sales. Amazon.in helps provide customized tips and suggestions to the sellers to improve their performance and boost their profits. If you too are looking forward to reach the thousands of buyers across the country, then read on our article on how to sell on Amazon.


Sell on Amazon


Selling on Amazon.in is very easy. All you need is proper business details, bank account details and tax information to start your store on Amazon. Once you are registered as a seller on Amazon, you will need to list the products you wish to sell on Amazon.in.

Products That Can Be Sold on Amazon.in


You can sell many items on Amazon.in under the following categories:
Apparel, Automotive, Baby Products, Batteries, Beauty, Books, Consumables, Consumer Electronics (including Cameras and Video Games - Consoles), Digital Accessories (including Mobile Accessories, Electronics Accessories and PC Accessories), Groceries, Home, Jewelery, Kitchen, Luggage, Mobile Phones, Movies, Musical Instruments, Office and Stationary, Personal Care Appliances, Personal Computers, Pet Supplies, Software, Shoes and Handbags, Tablets, Toys, Video games (consoles and games) and Watches.

Keep in mind some of the categories are restricted. You will need prior approval from Amazon.in before you can list them and start selling on Amazon marketplace.

How Do I Register on Amazon.in?


To become a seller on Amazon you need:
  • Your business details
  • Contact details including phone number and email
  • Basic business details
  • Tax Registration Details such as PAN and GST. GST is compulsory if you are selling taxable goods.

Do I Need to Pay Fees and Charges for Selling on Amazon?


You can start selling on Amazon.in for free. However, if you receive an order, then you are required to pay certain fees and charges. You can go to https://services.amazon.in/services/sell-on-amazon/pricing.html?ld=EL-services.amazon.in and check out the pricing details.

How Does Amazon.in Pay Me for the Goods Sold?


Amazon will distribute payments for all goods sold once a week directly into your bank account. The payment is done 7 days after the order is confirmed as shipped.

How do I List My Products?


Once you are registered as a seller, you will be provided with a web-based interface to list products one at a time or you can use the excel-based inventory files to list your products in bulk. The procedure and information varies depending on the products already present on Amazon.in catalogue. You will be guided by the Amazon representatives step-by-step to help list your products.

How Do I Mail My Orders on Amazon.in?


You can view your orders and choose ‘Manage Order’ inside Seller Central. This is a page that you can access once you complete your registration. Sellers who use Fulfilment by Amazon will have their orders fulfilled and shipped by Amazon itself. Or a Seller can go for Easy Ship, where the seller packs the orders and schedules a pickup with Amazon team through the Seller Central account. Or the seller can pack and ship the product to the customer directly and confirm the customer about the shipment through Seller Central account.

Is The Seller Protected Against Fraud?


Yes, Amazon protects its sellers against fraudulent orders place on the products as well as payment frauds.

These were some basic questions regarding how to sell on Amazon. If you wish to start selling on Amazon.in, you can call on 1800-419-7355. Amazon will review your information and contact you to help complete your registration through Seller Central account.

References:


1.https://services.amazon.in/services/sell-on-amazon/faq.html
2.https://services.amazon.in/services/sell-on-amazon/how-it-works.html

How to Bake a Potato?

Baked potatoes are a favorite and the most feasible option for dinner. It is a no-brainer recipe where all you need is dollop of butter or a scoop of chili. It is soft, warm, and filling. Now, if you are thinking of trying out this easy dinner recipe then you are at the right page. We will show you how to bake a potato the easy way.

Baking a Potato



Before baking a potato, make sure you wash the potatoes well and prick them with a fork. If you miss the pricking, you will end up with a potato bomb in your oven. The tiny pricks will ensure the steam has an outlet to escape without bursting the potato.

Baking a Potato in the Oven


You need to preheat your oven to 425°F. Take your clean potatoes and rub them with oil (preferably Olive Oil). Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper as per taste and do not forget to prick them with a fork. Place the potatoes on your oven rack or baking sheet. Bake them for about 45 to 60 minutes till the skin is crispy and when you prick your fork, it just goes it with ease.
You could even wrap them in foil before cooking and follow the same method. This will keep the skin soft and the potatoes warm till you start eating them.

Baking a Potato a Potato in Microwave


Rub your clean potatoes with oil and sprinkle salt and pepper over it. Prick them with a fork and place them in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave the potatoes at full power for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn them over and place them in the microwave for another 3 to 5 minutes. Prick them with a fork to know if they are done. In case you find them hard in the center, place them back in the oven for additional one-minute cooking until done.

Baking a Potato in Slow Cooker


You know the drill by now. Rub the potatoes with oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Prick them with forks and wrap them in foil. Place the potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker and place the lid over the top. Now, set the cooker on LOW for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Voila! This is how to bake a potato in the oven, microwave or slow cooker. Try it the way you like it and top it with your favorite toppings such as cheese, mayonnaise, herbs, spices, or sauce.

References:


1.https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-bake-a-potato-in-the-oven-165615#gallery/35708/4
2.https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-bake-a-potato-three-easy-methods-157073
3.https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016869-baked-potatoes

How to Reach Seoul from Incheon International Airport?

Travelling to South Korea? As a tourist to this wonderful country, it becomes a bit overwhelming if you are not well-versed with the language.

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You will find yourself cooling heels on the floors of Incheon International Airport without knowing how to reach Seoul. This is why it is very important to do your homework well and understand the modes of transportation available in Seoul before you land in the country.

Incheon International Airport in Brief

 

Before we look into how to reach Seoul from Incheon International Airport, let us read a bit about the airport itself. It is one of the largest airports in South Korea. It ranks 22nd in the list of busiest airports in the world. It is about 47 km away from the Seoul Station, the center of Seoul. This central station is the major transportation hub in Seoul that helps one reach any place within Seoul using different modes of transportation.

How to Travel from Incheon International Airport to Seoul?



There are different modes of transport that you can choose from to travel to Seoul from the airport.

Train Service


Once you land in Incheon, you can take the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) service. It is the fastest and the cheapest mode of transport to reach central Seoul.

Now, there are two types of trains operating from AREX. You can opt for the Express train that has no stops on the way. It takes about 43 minutes to reach Seoul Station and runs about every 30 minutes. The Express train ticket costs about W8,000.

The second option is the All-Stop train that is twice as cheap as the Express train (about W4,150). However, it takes about 15 minutes longer to reach Seoul station. It stops at 9 stations between Seoul station and Incheon airport. It runs every 23 minutes between the airport and Seoul.

The AREX trains are the fastest and the cheapest way to reach Seoul. The roads as well as trains are crowded during rush hours. Thus, even in the train you may have to squeeze in and stand all the way to Seoul.

If you are looking for door-to-door service then the train is not an option for you. You may take the airport bus or the taxi services to reach directly to your hotel from the airport.

Bus Service


The bus service is a comfortable as well as affordable way to reach central Seoul. However, it is a bit expensive than the Airport Express train. However, it is more comfortable as there is high chance of getting a comfy seat with air conditioning in the bus as compared to the crowded train. This way you can catch a wink or two while you reach Seoul.

Just like the train, you have two bus services: Standard and Deluxe. The Standard buses will take more stops on their way to the destination and are more crowded. The Deluxe buses are more spacious and have fewer stops on the shortened routes. They are provided by KAL Limousine company, thus are obviously more comfortable.

If your hotel is on the list of the airport deluxe bus stop lists, then it will drop you directly at your hotel. Whereas, the train will drop you at the subway station and you will have to find a way to reach your hotel.

The standard bus tickets are about 9,000 to 10,000 won and the deluxe costs about 14,000 to 16,000 won. The service is for 24 hours and the night bus cost about 16,000 won. In the daytime, the bus service is available every 10 to 15 minutes and at night after about every 40 to 50 minutes.
Taxi Service

The taxi service from Incheon airport will definitely be the most expensive on the list. However, it is a door-to-door service and you just need to hop in and reach your hotel directly. You no longer need to push you luggage around or wander around the streets looking for someone who speaks English and give you directions. This is because not many hotels are located near Seoul station.

If you are in a group of 3 to 4 then the taxi is a good option. However, solo travellers may find a taxi very expensive. You can use the International Taxi service available at the airport. It is cheaper, flat rate, no additional luggage costs, no tollgate fees, no midnight surcharges, and more importantly an English-speaking driver as compared to your regular taxi.

It will cost you around 55,000 to 75,000 won for an international taxi service and about 60,000 and 100,000 won for a standard taxi. There is about 20% surcharge of the base fare on a regular taxi between 00:00 and 03:59 hours.

Korea Train eXpress (KTX)


Lucky travellers may arrive at the right time for Korea Train eXpress (KTX) and travel to Seoul, Bussan, and Mokpo. This train departs only 10 times a day from the airport and once you miss a train, you may have to wait for another 3 hours for the next KTX.

If you wish to travel to other cities apart from Seoul, then this is a better option for you. The standard coach costs about 12,500 won, standing 10,600 won, and first class about 17,500 won.

This how you reach Seoul from Incheon international airport. The train begin the quickest of all, the bus begin the most comfortable and the taxi best for a door-to-door drop, you can choose your mode of transport based on these facts as well as the cost factor. Anneyong.

References:


1.http://www.korea4expats.com/article-arex-trains-to-seoul-airports.html
2.https://www.travelvui.com/south-korea/seoul/best-ways-to-get-from-seoul-incheon-airport-to-city/
3.https://www.klook.com/blog/seoul-airport-transfers/
4.https://www.adventureteaching.com/our-blog/teaching-english-abroad/blogride-airport-limousine-bus-south-korea/