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One-pot Sausage Rice

Preserved sausage is very popular in southern part of China.

This one-pot sausage rice is very convenient. You just need to put all the ingredients into the rice cooker. Press the button and wait for it’s done.

1. Wash rice. Drain them. Put rice in the pot of a rice cooker. Pour in water. Usually ratio of water and rice is 2:1. I used 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup water.

2. Add in thawed carrot, corn and green peas.

3. Cut several Shiitake mushroom & sausage into slices and throw them into pot.

4. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar. Stir a bit.

5. Lid on. Press the button. And wait.

Super easy.

Kimchi Fried Rice

Ingredients

2 tablespoon chopped kimchi

1 tablespoon kimchi juice

1 cup leftover rice

1 chopped sauce

1 tsp Korean chili paste

Chopped spring onion

1 tablespoon water

Salt

Oil

1. Add 1 tablespoon kimchi juice into leftover rice. Stir a bit with chopsticks to separate rice grains.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in sausage dice. Stir fry till a bit brownish.

3. Add in chopped kimchi. Stir fry till aromatic.

4. Add in all the leftover rice. Quickly stir with spatula.

5. Dissolve Korean chili paste in 1 tablespoon water. Then sprinkle into rice. Stir fry evenly.

6. Season with salt and garnish with chopped spring onion.

Curry Fried Rice

Ingredients:

A bowl of Leftover rice

Vegetables you like ( I chose corn, shiitake, onion)

Shrimps

Eggs 2

Salt

Oil

Curry powder

Chopped spring onion

1. Beat two eggs in a large bowl. Add rice into eggs and mix them well to let each rice grain be coated with egg.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Put rice in. Stir fry till golden brown and eggs are cooked. Set them aside for later use.

3. Fry shrimps till cooked.

4. Heat oil again. Stir fry vegetables together. My order is onion in first, then shiitake and corn at last.

5. Put all the rice and shrimps into vegetables. Stir fry evenly.

6. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoon curry powder. If you want it to be more pungent, you can add more. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

It actually tastes very good.

Yellow Braised Chicken (黄焖鸡 Huang Men Ji)

Huang Men Ji is a famous dish in Shandong cuisine. There are so many Huang Men Ji restaurants all over China. The full name is 黄焖鸡米饭, which means yellow braised chicken served with steamed rice.

1. Prepare chicken, cut chicken into small or medium chunks. In my hometown, chicken is usually chopped into small pieces, then got stir fried or braised.

2. Heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in a pot. (Authentic Huang Men Ji is cooked with clay pot.)

3. Add in 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir fry till sugar got melted and browned.

4. Put chicken into pot. Be careful of the hot oil. Stir fry to let chicken be coated with browned sugar.

5. Add in several ginger slices and dried chili rings. 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce and 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce. Blend evenly.

6. Pour in enough hot water covers all chicken. Also add in Shiitake mushroom slices . (You can add a lot, because shiitake will become very yummy after braised.)

7. In with 2 tsp white pepper powder, 1 tsp salt. Put on lid. Turn to low heat and simmer for 25 mins.

8. Remove the lid. Turn to high heat. Reduce the sauce a bit.

9. Add in celery. Simmer for 2 mins.

10. Add in pepper. Simmer for another 2 mins.

Serve with rice.

My husband said it’s very similar to the one he had when he’s in my hometown. And it goes perfect with steamed rice.

Curry Pork Chop Rice

I have cooked fried pork chop for many times.

1, sprinkle salt and black pepper over pork chop.

2. Coat pork chop with flour.

3. Dip in egg.

4. Coat them with bread crumbs.

5. Deep fry till golden brown.

For the curry part, I use curry powder.

1. Add 2 tablespoon curry powder in pan.

2. Add in 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoon honey. I used honey to make it less spicy. If you want it to stay spicy, you can add less honey.

3. Bring to boil. Then reduce to condensed.

Put fried pork chop and rice in a plate. Top rice with a fried egg. Then pour curry sauce over it.

Pineapple Rice

I bought a whole pineapple from supermarket. Cut at the 1/3 height. Use knife and spoon to scoop the pineapple out. Set the pineapple shell aside. Cut the pineapple into small chunks.

I also used a pineapple rice paste bought from supermarket.

1. Clean Prawns. Take off the head and shell.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry the Prawn head and shell. Then discard them.

3. Sauté sausage dice and Prawn for around 3-5 mins till Prawns turn red.

4. Add in cooked rice and paste. Quickly stir fry for 2-3 mins.

5. Add in pineapple chunks and thawed vegetables ( I used frozen green peas). Stir fry for another 3 mins.

6. Place fried rice into pineapple shell. And serve hot.

Garlic & Honey Prawn Rice

Original recipe:

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2016/05/09/quick-healthy-dinner-20-minute-honey-garlic-shrimp/

1. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce, chopped garlic (3 cloves) and a little chopped ginger.

2. Clean prawns. Remove head and shell. Marinate then in sauce for at least 30 mins.


3. Heat a skillet. Add in a little olive oil.

4. Fry prawns till each side turns red. Then pour in marinating sauce. And cook for another one min or two.

5. Sprinkle chopped spring onion.

6. Take the prawn out. Keep heating the sauce till it gets a bit condensed. Then turn off the stove.

7. Put cooked rice in the skillet. Mix well with sauce. Then sprinkle prawns over it.


My husband loves it very much. He said it’s amazing!

Scrambled Egg With Tomatoes


If one dish should be chosen to represent China, I think it probably be this dish. It’s also the very first dish for most Chinese to learn how  to cook. And it also shows up very often on Chinese’s table. It’s a quick, easy and delicious dish as well.

Ingredients:

3 medium tomatoes ( peeled off, cut into even sized pieces. One tomato can be cut into 8 small pieces)

3 eggs

Oil, salt, sugar, chopped spring onion, starch, water.

1. Make omelet. Take omelet out once it solidify.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Put the tomato pieces in. Stir fry a little.

3. Add in salt and sugar. Keep stir frying. Juice will come out from tomato.

4. Put the omelet in and mix well with tomatoes. Omelet will be coated with tomato sauce.

5. Add in a little starchy water. Quick stir fry a little.

6. Sprinkle chopped spring onion before taking out into the plate.



In many Chinese small restaurant, they have rice topped by scrambled egg with tomatoes or noodles topped by scrambled egg with tomatoes in their menu. And it’s true that the sauce of this dish is a very good match for rice.

Braised Chicken in Brown Sauce


This dish is perfect for rice. 

1. Prepare a boneless chicken leg. 

2. Heat the pan. ( no oil is needed here, because chicken leg contains fat. )

3. Put the chicken leg into the pan with the skin side down. The fat will come out. When the down side is a little burnt, flip it over and fry the other side.

4. After both sides turn golden color. Add in dark soy sauce, some sugar and water. Cover with the lid.

5. When the sauce becomes much less, remove the lid. Spread some black sesame. 

6. Turn up the heat. Keep stirring to avoid being burnt. The sauce will become less and more condensed. Make sure the chicken coated with sauce evenly.

7. When the sauce is almost dry, turn off the heat.

8. Cut chicken into slices and put them on rice.


Brown sauce also makes rice yummy.

Stir Fry Beef With Onion


I always think beef and onion are a good match. And it’s easy to cook.

1. Cut beef into evenly thin slices. Chop onion and bell pepper into medium pieces.

2. Marinate beef with some salt, light soy sauce, cooking wine and starch. Make sure each slice is coated with starch.

3. Heat the oil in the pan. ( a little more oil than usual)

4. Put beef slices in the pan. Keep stir frying till the beef’s color turn light and a little burnt.

5. Add in the chopped onion and bell pepper. Stir fry till they get cooked.

6. Add 1 tsp oyster sauce. Stir fry a little.

7. If it’s a little plain, add in some salt.

This dish is very common in China’s restaurants. And it’s not that hard to cook at home.