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Top 12 Easy-to-Make Chinese Recipes For Food Lovers (Part 1)

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Top 12 Easy-to-Make Chinese Recipes For Food Lovers (Part 1)

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 Are you interested in cooking Chinese food by yourself? Check out our top 12 easy recipes to prepare delicious dishes for you and your family.

Are you a fan of cooking, and wish to prepare a variety of delicious meals for yourself and your family? However, you don’t have enough time to cook sophisticated food or discover new recipes every day?

Don’t sweat just yet. I’ll give you a helping hand in cooking in a short time.

You don’t need to worry about complicated recipes to make you spend many hours in the kitchen.

Forget these tiring cases. And get started to discover the first 4 of 12 easy-to-make Chinese recipes to cook like a pro with a few steps.

Fried Rice

Homemade fried rice

  • Total time: 15 mins
  • Portion: 4 to 6 servings

Prepare:

  • 4 cups white rice (cooling fresh or leftover)
  • 1 or 2 green onions
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 tbsp soy sauce or oyster sauce
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Carrots and green peas

Cook:

  • Clean and chop the green onions finely.
  • Stir carrots until they become tender.
  • Beat the eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a frying pan and add oil. Stir to make scrambled eggs.
  • Use another pan or clean the old one used for the egg earlier. Add oil, then rice. And stir fry in a while.
  • Use chopsticks or wooden spoons to break it apart. Stir it with soy sauce or oyster sauce.
  • When the rice is ready, add the scrambled eggs back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir with the green onion.
  • Add green peas lastly to retain color.
  • Serve hot!

Note: This is a standard recipe for Chinese fried rice. When you get familiar with it, you can add more meat, seafood or vegetables as desired.

Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

Delicious Beef Lo Mein

  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Portion: 5 Servings

Prepare:

  • Marinate:

○   1/4 cup hoisin sauce

○   2 tbsp soy sauce

○   1 tbsp water

○   2 tsp sesame oil

○   2 garlic cloves, minced

○   1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

  • Stir fry

○   1 pound beef top round steak, thinly sliced

○   6 oz. uncooked spaghetti or egg noodles

○   4 tsp canola oil, divided

○   1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, drained

○   2 green onions, sliced

○   1 package (10 oz.) fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

○   1 red chili pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

○   2 cups of mung bean sprouts (optional)

Cook:

  • Mix the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl
  • Take a ¼ cup of the above mixture to a big bowl. Add beef and toss to coat finely. Marinate it for around 10 mins.
  • Boil spaghetti or egg noodles as instructions on the packaging.
  • Rinse the noodles in cold water and drain in a colander.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 and ½ tsp canola oil. Add the beef mixture, and stir fry until cooked.
  • Stir fry water chestnuts and green onions in canola oil for 30 seconds
  • Add and stir spinach, bean sprouts and remaining hoisin mixture.
  • Add cooked noodles and mix well.
  • Return beef to the pan and mix thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle with chili pepper and serve hot!

Chinese Stir-Fry Beef With Three Vegetables

Tender Chinese beef stir fry

  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Portion: 4 servings

Prepare:

  • Marinade

○   2 tbsp soy sauce

○   1 tbsp Chinese rice wine

○   1/4 tsp sesame oil

○   1 tbsp cornstarch

  • Sauce

○   1 tbsp hoisin

○   2 tbsp soy sauce

○   1 tbsp sugar

○   1 tbsp Chinese rice wine

  • Stir-Fry

○   1 pound flank steak or top round beef, thinly sliced

○   4 tbsp vegetable oil

○   1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped

○   1 tsp fresh ginger, minced

○   1/2 cup onion, chopped

○   2 bok choy stalks, cut and separated

○   1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, washed and thinly sliced

○   2 green onions, chopped (optional)

Cook:

  • In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients for the marinade.
  • Add sliced beef to the mixture and toss to coat all sides, leave in 15 mins.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk and mix well the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat the wok or frying pan. Add oil, then add the beef and get rid of the marinade. Stir fry, in small batches if needed, until well-cooked.
  • Take the beef out of the wok or pan. Drain it on paper towels.
  • Clean the pan. Add 2 tbsp of oil, then add the garlic, ginger, and stir-fry briefly.
  • Add the chopped onions and stir-fry until tender.
  • Then add the bok choy stalks and stir-fry a bit longer.
  • Next, add the mushrooms, then the bok choy leaves. Mix them up well.
  •  Return the beef to the pan and mix thoroughly.
  •  Stir in the green onions (optional).
  •  Serve hot with rice!

Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Wraps

Yummy Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Wraps

  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Portion: 4 servings

Prepare:

  • 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 8-oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1 small head lettuce, leaves separated

Cook:

  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and honey. Set aside.
  • Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon pepper and sesame oil. Then stir and cook until it turns to brown, about 3 mins.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and stir in the garlic and ginger. Next, stir green onions briefly in 1 min.
  • Stir in the water chestnuts and half the soy sauce mixture.
  • Keep stirring the chicken until cooked thoroughly, about 4 mins.
  • Sprinkle with the cashews.
  • Divide the lettuce leaves and the chicken evenly. Add some toppings if desired.

In conclusion

After all, we’ve walked through the first 4 of 12 yummy Chinese recipes for quick cooking.

With these basic recipes, I hope that you can save time to prepare delicious and healthy meals while enjoying moments with your family or friends.

And don’t forget to share these moments and opinions about the Chinese recipes with me by dropping some comments below.

Also, stay tuned for the next useful posts. I will come back soon with part 2 of this series for cooking lovers.

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