Making Chinese Food at Home: Try These First!

Making Chinese Food at Home: Try These First!

While you love to eat Chinese food, you might not have the first clue about how to make it. Fortunately, there are some incredibly simple recipes that you can whip up any night of the week, such as fried rice.

While you love to eat Chinese food, you might not have the first clue about how to make it. Fortunately, there are some incredibly simple recipes that you can whip up any night of the week. There’s no need to have a party to try preparing these dishes. So, don’t be afraid to start here!

Fried Rice

Ah yes, fried rice, colorful and tasty all at the same time. Can you believe that the key ingredient is rice that is no longer fresh? By its dynamite taste, you’d never know the difference. Although you can have plain fried rice, some of the ways you can dress it include using some ham, some scallions, and bits of egg. But beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, and veggies are all viable options too since they’re popular for many types of Chinese food. The best part is that you can use your fried rice as the base for the next time you decide to have some stir fry.

Tofu

You might see tofu as a primary ingredient in several soups, such as miso soup or west lake beef soup. But you can also have tofu as an entree. So if you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet, consider making some tofu for yourself at home. But this tofu is no ordinary, tasteless, tofu, no, this is mapo tofu. You’ll need some bean curd, hot chilies, and then some bean paste. If you’d like, you can dress it up with some meat too.  Chinese food is incredibly versatile.

Noodles

You don’t need to rely on packages of instant noodles to enjoy some delicious noodle soup bowls. In the Chinese culture, you’ll find that long noodles represent good fortune and long life – the longer the noodle, the better. Whether you’d like to use water or prefer a rich, hearty broth, noodles are stunningly easy to prepare. And don’t forget about black bean noodles!

Spare Ribs

As spring rolls into summer, it’s almost time for rib season. Although you might know and love the various dry rubs and rib sauces from North Carolina or Texas or Kansas, spare ribs are as wildly popular in China. These spare ribs are doused in sweet and sour sauce, which make them even tastier. Boil the ribs first and then put the sauce together. For the sauce, you will require sugar, vinegar, and some tomato sauce for the color. Lastly, stir fry everything together to ensure proper distribution and that the internal temperature of the meat is high enough.

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