Have you been inspired by all of our stir-frying posts this week? Ready for more wok action? Wok Wednesdays is a new online group for stir-fry enthusiasts of all skill levels. They'd be more than happy to welcome you to the wok-loving fold.
If your experience with fried rice has only been the greasy, overly-salty affair from Chinese take-out, then you need to make this fresh, seasonally-inspired version — without delay! Grace Young's stir-fried rice is light and aromatic. Soy sauce and ginger are used for seasoning, but they're not so heavy that the vegetables get lost. You could eat this dish every day and never get bored.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make quick, easy, and delicious fried rice at a moment's notice.
Do you own a wok? If you listen to Grace Young talk about stir-frying for long enough, you'll certainly start wanting one! The beauty of a carbon-steel wok is it heats quickly and evenly. When you stir-fry it sears meat and chicken perfectly, imparting wok fragrance. While the high sides of the wok are perfect for stir-frying meat and vegetables without crowding the pan or dumping ingredients over the side, a wok is also more than a stir-fry pan. You can pan-fry, braise, deep-fry, steam, boil, poach, and smoke with it. Carbon steel woks also become naturally nonstick the longer you use them, meaning less oil needed for cooking.
Ready to take the plunge? Here's how to pick a wok and season it for the first time. Also, Grace shows us how to give an adolescent wok a "facial" to keep it looking good as its true patina develops.
We are always trying to eat more vegetables, more greens! A quick stir-fry is one of the fastest, easiest, tastiest ways to make a last-minute vegetable side dish to suit any meal. Grace Young proved this to be true when she demonstrated a basic stir-fry recipe for us: Romaine lettuce leaves, warm and slightly wilted, tumbled in a sauce of garlic and chilies. After that — the same recipe and method, but this time with halved baby bok choy. We couldn't stop eating either of these.
Here is a recipe and a stir-fry technique that any of us can take into our kitchens and adapt to just about any vegetable we find in the fridge.
Do you stir-fry at home? Is this easy, healthy method of cooking in your weeknight repertoire? It should be — a simple chicken stir-fry takes a short time to prep and a very small amount of time actually at the stove. But perhaps stir-frying is intimidating to you; do you wonder whether you need special equipment or a high-powered stove? We're here to tell you that no, you don't need anything special to stir-fry at home; it's one of the most home cook-friendly techniques!
Last week, we stepped into the New York City kitchen of Grace Young, stir-fry expert and author of multiple books on authentic Chinese cooking, including Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge. Grace demonstrated for us (and you!) everything you need to know to make several favorite stir-fry dishes, starting with this delicious, easy stir chicken stir fry.
Golden, mellow, and sweet, iced chrysanthemum tea makes a beautiful refreshment on a warm day. It's so pretty that we can imagine serving it to mom on Mother's Day, or at any number of springtime celebrations.
The Chinese New Year is upon us and 2012, the Year of the Dragon, is said to be a particularly lucky one. Lately I've been noticing many recipes for Chinese stir-fries and salads made with Asian greens, so I thought it'd be fitting to post a brief introduction here today.
Happy Lunar New Year! Today marks the beginning of a new year in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean cultures. Will you be sitting down with family and friends for a celebratory meal? Here are 7 recipes to share with loved ones, fill your belly, make you smile, and bring you good luck.
Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on this coming Monday, January 23rd. In honor of this very important holiday, Bee of the beautiful and delicious website Rasa Malaysia brings us a traditional recipe for hot and soothing soup. Welcome, Bee!
A traditional Chinese New Year meal is incomplete without dumplings and a dish of nourishing and soothing Chinese soup, hence I've combined the best of both worlds into this pork dumpling soup. This dish is a Cantonese delicacy and the dumplings are called "Siu Kow" in Cantonese, or literally "water dumplings."