If you’re someone who loves surfing the internet to learn different hacks for making cooking super easy and simple, well then, you’re on the right page.

We have 20 super simple and easy cooking hacks that will make your work lighter and make your life easier and yes, you can thank me later!


30 best cooking hacks for you to try out:

1. Make rice healthy

Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water, then add in your rice. The cooked rice should then go into the refrigerator for 12 hours. Using coconut oil while cooking and then refrigerating the rice can slash calories by as much as 60 per cent.

2. Keep butter from burning

An easy and effective trick, add one teaspoon of flavorless oil, such as vegetable or grapeseed, along with the butter at the beginning will prevent the butter from burning.

3. To avoid sticky stuff from sticking to your measuring spoon

Simply spray some non-stick spray over your measuring cups and spoons, before using it to measure sticky items like honey, maple syrup etc., to ensure it comes right off.

4. Use your fishnet strainers to decorate pies and cakes

You like to decorate your pies and cakes with sugar powder, but do not have a stencil? Well, all you need to do is use your fishnet strainer to do the trick.

5. Make crispy fries

Make sure that you soak the potatoes in cold water for at least 30mins. Soaking the sliced potatoes in cold water is one of the main steps to prepare perfect French Fries.

6. Reuse butter paper to line baking dishes

Do not throw out the paper your butter comes wrapped in. Simply store them in a box in your freezer and reuse these sheets instead of baking paper or parchment paper to line your baking dish or tray.

7. Perfect easy to peel hard boiled eggs with steamer

Add water to a large pot. Place steamer insert inside, cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add eggs to steamer basket, cover, and continue cooking, 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 12 minutes for hard-boiled. Place the eggs in cold water or just run the eggs under tap water and gently peel off the eggs.

8. Make coconut milk in 1 minute

Just use coconut butter to make instant coconut milk. Add 1-2 tbsp of coconut butter to 1 cup of water and blend on high.

10. Perfect fried eggs

The secret ingredient to perfect fried eggs is to add a tablespoon of water to the pan. Once the egg whites have cooked about 80% through. Add the water and immediately cover your pan and allow the steam to finish cooking the egg whites.

11. Soften butter by cutting it into cubes

If you have to bake a cake or make cookies and have forgotten to keep the butter out of the refrigerator to soften, all you need to do is cut the desired amount of butter into cubes and it will soften in no time just sitting on the counter.

12. Prevent your dish from slipping on the counter

If you have just one free hand to stir the bowl, while you’re using your other hand to add in the required ingredients, well, then, you can place a dampened dish towel underneath your bowl and then it will not slip anymore, while you mix the contents!

13. Quickly bring eggs to room temperature

For boiled eggs – You can simply remove the heated water and run the boiled eggs under cool running tap water for 2 to 4 minutes. For eggs from the refrigerator – You will need to take a bowl of lukewarm or warm water and place your eggs in it for around 4 to 6 minutes.

14. Wrap ice cream in bubble wrap to keep it cold

If you’ve bought a tub of ice cream from your favorite store, but you have a long drive home, then you can carry some bubble wrap with you and wrap it around the tub of ice cream and it will keep it cold for longer and prevent it from melting sooner.

15. Use cookie cutters as your pancake mold

If you do not have a pancake mold, but wish to make your pancakes to different shapes, well, simply use large cookie cutters as your pancake molds and there you have it – perfect pancake shapes!

16. Keep food from burning

Don’t burn your food you’re sautéing with thick simple trick. If you find that your food is getting too brown too quickly, toss in an ice cube to cool the pan down. Since the water quickly evaporates, your food won’t burn.

17. Revive dried out pizza

Add your pizza to a pan and cook your pizza, crust down, for about a minute and then add two teaspoons of water to the bottom of the pan. Cover the skillet and cook for another few minutes until the cheese has melted for a perfectly crisp crust. 

18. Get the most juice out of lemon

Get more juice from a lemon by microwaving it on high for around 20 seconds.

19. Slice cheese the easy way with dental floss

You find that your cheese sticks to your knife when you cut through it to get slices? Well, you can use dental floss instead and get the perfect cheese slices.

20. Make yogurt at home – click below to make how to make yogurt at home with only green chilly.

21. Add a teaspoon of lemon to your rice to keep it from sticking. It adds great flavor while also keeping your rice fluffy.

22. Peel garlic easily – microwave it for 15 secs and the skin easily peels off.

23. Keep cauliflower white –  Keep cauliflower white while cooking by adding a tablespoon of milk or lemon juice to the cooking water. 

24 Wilted lettuce or veggies – Fill a large bowl with ice cold water and plunge your wilted greens. Let them soak for 10–30 minutes, then drain before cooking.

25. soften crystallized sugar – Place a crystallized honey jar in a pot of warm water to revive and soften it.

26. Test Baking Soda for Freshness – add a teaspoon full to 1/2 cup of hot water. If it doesn’t bubble, it’s time to throw it out.

27. Make pasta sauce stick – After you drain the pasta and while the pasta is still hot, grate some fresh Parmesan on top before adding it with your sauce to make it cling or stick to the pasta.

28. Stale bread or leftover bagels –  turn them into bread crumbs or croutons, place your stale bread in a food processor and blend until you have fine breadcrumbs.