Easy to Prepare Chinese Recipes

Chinese recipes are very popular, but eating at a Chinese restaurant makes it seem that Chinese recipes are very complicated to prepare. But contrary to popular belief, Chinese recipes are one of the easiest recipes to prepare. Many Chinese meals are very easy to prepare and some are very quick to cook. Stir-fires, for instance, only take a couple of minutes to prepare. Stews may take a little bit longer to cook, but they are relatively easy to prepare giving you more time while cooking.

Veggie Fried Rice

If you are looking to prepare Chinese dishes, here are some of the recipes that you can do easily at home:

Veggie Fried Rice

Vegetable recipes are an area of expertise for the Chinese. If you are looking for vegetable recipes combined with rice, then veggie fried rice is a good one plus it can be cooked in as short as 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cupscold cooked rice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/4 cupsoy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided

Directions:

  1. Heat 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a large skillet.
  2. Pour the eggs and cook scrambled. Break the scrambled eggs into smaller pieces to suit the fried rice then set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil and cook carrots and peas in a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the cold rice and sauce and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the scrambled eggs and cook for remaining 2 minutes until the fried rice is heated through.
  6. Serve while hot.

Lo Mein

This 15 minutes Lo Mein dish is very colorful making your eyes full before your mouth.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 4 scallions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoon peanut oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound vermicelli or spaghetti

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta and set aside.
  2. Combine garlic, ginger, 2 tbsp. peanut oil, sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce and corn starch in a small bowl.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tbsp peanut oil in a large skillet and sauté red pepper and scallions in two minutes.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and stir fry.
  5. Pour the sauce into the skillet and cook until the sauce has slightly thickened.
  6. Serve while hot.

Easy Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup is a popular Chinese dish and is unbelievably easy to prepare with the following steps:

Ingredients:

  • 4 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cupthin angle-sliced scallions (1 to 2 scallions)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Bring 3 ½ cans broth to boil and stir in sesame oil.
  2. Combine the remaining ½ can broth and corn starch in a small bowl and add to the soup.
  3. Pour the slightly beaten eggs and slowly stir to form egg strands.
  4. Add the soy cause and scallions.
  5. Serve while hot.

All these recipes are very easy to prepare so turn your regular dish into a sumptuous Chinese dish for a day.

Carlo Martin is a gourmet Chef for 10 years. He has worked in a five-star hotel as a Chef before he decided to put up his own Asian restaurant and catering Manhattan.

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