Chinese Recipe Tips

Chinese recipes usually call for very specific
ingredients and ways to cook everything. There are
many tips you can use to save time and money and still
have a top notch meal or add ingredients to make a
good meal great.

You can cut corners on rice, kinds of oil, even the
kind of meats you use. Many people take the meat out
of a recipe and call it vegetarian.

A delicious alternative to regular cooking oil is
sesame oil. Just a few drops mixed with your normal
oil or used by itself, sesame oil makes any dish have
a very unique flavor.

Shrimp cooked in vegetable oil tastes like greasy
shrimp but shrimp cooked in sesame oil taste like a
Chinese treat. Sesame oil has a strong and unique
flavor that many people automatically associate with
Chinese food.

It is higher in fat so if you are on a diet, it might
not be a good choice.

Rice is common in all kinds of Chinese recipes. If you
make a lot of Chinese food, you can cook a lot more
rice than you know you will use.

You can freeze this excess rice and use it later on
for fried rice. This will save you the trouble of
cooking a whole new batch and it tastes just as good.

Don’t be afraid to change recipes. If you have a great
recipe for chicken, try using crab or shrimp next time
or changing some vegetables around.

You might have just created your own unique recipe!
This can be a lot of fun and the more familiar with
Chinese recipes you get, the better your creations
will be.


Chinese Recipe Cookware Substitutions

So, you have got a great Chinese recipe you want to
try out but you realize you are not prepared at all
for the demands of Chinese cooking.

Well, there are many ways you can recreate what you
should have with what you might have on hand. This
goes for cookware as well as actual food ingredients.

An important part of cooking any Chinese recipe to
perfection is to use the right cookware. Many people
don’t own a wok or rice cooker however and will have
to use what they have in the kitchen.

A normal frying pan can work as a wok but it’s best to
use a very deep frying pan that is at least 1 and a
half inches deep.

Woks rely on oil and high heat to cook meat and
vegetables and if you use a shallow pan, grease will
get all over and might even spill out and start on
fire. That’s no good at all.

For rice, a normal saucepan will work but you need to
make sure you have a tight fitting lid. Tin foil over
the top will work in an emergency but can burn you and
is not recommended.

Many Chinese recipes call for a meat or seafood to be
breaded and deep fried. Without a deep fryer, you are
going to have a mess no matter what.

The deepest cooking pot or saucepan you have will work
but will probably splash all over no matter how you
try to contain it.

These are basic solutions but having the proper
equipment can really make a difference. An electric
wok is very easy to clean and can also be used to deep

A rice cooker really isn’t necessary unless you truly
can’t cook rice. Buy what you need and have fun with
your new recipes.




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