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.
In April this year, 233,000 Asian businesses had already closed nationwide due to COVID. Here in New York’s Chinatown, several that have survived are small, multi-generational businesses with much to offer — and they need our help.
For many years, at least once a week I’d look up from my computer at around 7:00 p.m. and realize that my husband was about to arrive home and that I’d completely forgotten about dinner. I used to panic as I scrambled to get to the market to buy groceries. I was tired and hungry — the worst possible state to be in when shopping for food. And the long checkout line was sure to put me in a foul mood even before I got home and started cooking.
First-time wokkers are always excited to jump right in and start cooking with their newest toy, but— like learning to care for an infant — it can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here are some essentials to get you started on what promises to be a long and happy relationship with your new bundle of kitchen joy. A new wok, like a new baby, has delicate skin!