Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recipes for Stir Fry

Recipes for Stir Fry
Recipes for Stir Fry
The popularity of quick and easy cooking has been highly in demand for home cooking throughout the world.  This is due to the hectic schedules of our daily lives and most of the time long cooking methods are not anymore desirable and appropriate in our schedules.  Most recent studies have observed that the most popular method of cooking is the stir frying at your home kitchens.   Because of this, there are now thousands of recipes for stir frying that are printed in cook books and magazines and are even popular searches in web sites throughout the world.

Here is a popular healthy and tasteful stir fry recipe that you can easy do and enjoy at home, THE CHINESE GREEN BEANS.  Delicious and spicy green beans, just like the dish at your favorite Chinese Restaurant.  Be careful with the sesame oil, or it can overpower your beans.  The preparation time is 10 minutes and it already includes steaming your beans. Cooking time is just 7 minutes.

  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon gingerroot, peeled, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Wash the 1 pound beans, trim the ends and remove the strings.
  • Arrange the beans in a vegetable steamer (or a colander that will sit nicely in a saucepan) and place over boiling water.  
  • Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and plunge into cold water, then drain again.
  • In stir frying, coat a large nonstick skillet (or wok) with cooking spray or peanut oil and heat until hot. 
  • Add gingerroot and garlic and saute 30 seconds. 
  • Add the beans, and saute 5 minutes.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons water and remaining 5 ingredients.  Stir well until smooth. 
  • Add to the beans in the wok, and cook for another 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated.  Stir fry constantly.   
  • Serve hot immediately with steamed rice. 
  • This recipe can also go very well with Chinese Fried Rice.  Here is a recipe for the fried rice.

  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 ½ tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (or more eggs if you desire)
  • 2 drops soy sauce
  • 3 drops sesame oil 
  • 8 ounces cooked lean boneless pork or 8 ounces chicken, chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot (very small)
  • ½ 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 desire)
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok; add chopped onions and stir fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.
  • Allow wok to cool slightly. Mix egg with 3 drops of soy sauce and 3 drops of sesame oil; set aside.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of 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.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in wok; add selected meat to wok, along with carrots, peas and cooked onion; stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add rice, green onions, and bean sprouts, tossing to mix well; stir fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of light soy sauce and chopped egg to rice mixture and fold in; stir fry for 1 minute more and serve hot immediately.
Enjoy these recipes for stir fry at home and please continue cooking.

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