Chinese Fried Rice
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
1 egg, lightly beaten (or more eggs if you like)
3 drops soy sauce
3 drops sesame oil
8 ounces chicken, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot (very small)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
4 cups cold cooked rice, grains separated (preferably medium grain)
4 green onions, chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
2 tablespoons light soy sauce (add more if you like)
1 Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.
2 Allow wok to cool slightly.
3 Mix egg with 3 drops of soy and 3 drops of sesame oil; set aside.
4 Add 1/2 tbsp oil to wok, swirling to coat surfaces; add egg mixture; working quickly, swirl egg until egg sets against wok; when egg puffs, flip egg and cook other side briefly; remove from wok, and chop into small pieces.
5 Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add the chicken to wok, along with carrots, peas, and cooked onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
6 Add rice, green onions, and bean sprouts, tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3 minutes.
7 Add 2 tbsp of light soy sauce and chopped egg to rice mixture and fold in; stir-fry for 1 minute more; serve.
8 Set out additional soy sauce on the table, if desired.
12 egg roll wraps
1/2-1 lb (chicken or beef)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 (16 ounce) bag shredded cabbage and carrot coleslaw mix (not quite the whole bag)
4 green onions, sliced
1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water oil (for frying)
1 Brown the selected meat with ginger and garlic in pan; drain any grease.
2 Mix salt, sugar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add to the meat and mix well.
3 In large bowl combine cabbage mix and green onions.
4 Pour hot meat over vegetables and stir well. Let cool slightly.
5 Lay wrap in front of you so that it looks like a diamond.
6 Place 3 tablespoons meat filling in center of egg roll wrapper.
7 Fold bottom point up over filling and roll once.
8 Fold in right and left points.
9 Brush beaten egg on top point.
10 Finish rolling.
11 Set aside and repeat with remaining filling.
12 Heat 2-3 inches oil in large frying pan to very hot (350ºF).
13 Fry a few egg rolls in pan at a time, 2-3 minutes per side.
14 Drain on paper towels.
15 Serve with sweet and sour sauce, plum sauce, hoisin sauce or jalapeño pepper jelly.
Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1/2 cup water, plus
2 tablespoons water, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 lb boneless round steak or 1 lb charcoal chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 cups broccoli florets
1 small onion, cut into wedges
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger hot cooked rice
1 In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
2 Add beef and toss.
3 In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm.
4 Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes.
5 Return beef to pan.
6 Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan.
7 Cook and stir for 2 minutes. 8 Serve over rice.