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Pineapple Fried Rice

In this recipe, you’ll learn: -How to easily cut a whole pineapple to use as a pretty serving bowl. -How to prevent soggy, heavy, goopy fried rice with some easy cooking tips. -Why cooking certain ingredients separately is essential to the best Pineapple Fried Rice. There’s a misconception that good, restaurant quality fried rice requires cooking at super-high heat. While …

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Jade Shrimp with Fragrant Vegetables

In this recipe, you’ll learn: How to the vegetables crisp and vibrant, and the shrimp succulent and juicy. How to keep the garlic from turning bitter in a stir-fry Recipe from Everyday Chinese Cookbook by Chef Katie Chin Jade Shrimp Recipe Stir-frying is one of the quickest methods of cooking, but often home cooks fail to get the steaming-hot, perfectly-cooked …

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How to Make Crunchy Roasted Peanuts in the Microwave

How to roast peanuts in the microwave In this recipe, you’ll learn: Make crunchy, healthy, roasted peanuts in the microwave – in less than 10 minutes! No oil, no fats. Variations include: Honey Roasted Peanuts, Chinese Five Spice Peanuts and Japanese Furikake Peanuts. Make your own crunchy roasted peanuts, with your favorite seasoning, in less than 10 minutes! We love …

Chinese Daikon Soup Recipe

Chinese Daikon Soup Recipe

In this Chinese Daikon Soup Recipe, you’ll learn: Use just 3 or 4 ingredients. Shortcut to clear, clean broth (no gunk!) Use dried scallops for big flavor booster (optional.) How to simmer on stovetop or use pressure cooker. Chinese soups can be heavy, filling and fiery, such as Chinese Hot & Sour Soup, or light, clean and cleansing, like this Chinese Daikon …

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How to Make Salt and Sugar Scrubs

With just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes, you can make your own salt scrub or sugar scrub. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make salt scrubs and sugar scrubs: The best base oil to use (it’s related to winemaking!) Why you should add liquid soap What to choose: salt or sugar? Best place to source the cute jars, spoons and oils …

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Miso Salmon Recipe

This Miso Salmon Recipe features: Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes hands-on. Broil in oven for simple, no-mess cooking. Option for Sous vide Miso Salmon recipe.  Here’s our favorite, and a giveaway. Miso marinated salmon makes an easy, no fuss, full-flavored dish to pair with rice, quinoa or even on top of mashed potatoes. The marinade and sauce for this Miso Salmon …

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Chinese New Year Recipes: What to eat if you want more money!

Chinese New Year begins Monday, February 8th! It’s the Year of the Monkey. Because the Chinese in particular are extremely superstitious, there are “rules” for what to do and eat (and NOT) to usher in the New Year and ward off bad spirits. (click for larger image) The specific recipes in the infographic are in my cookbook, Healthy Asian Favorites, …

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Chicken Fried Rice

In this authentic Chicken Fried Rice recipe, you’ll learn: Stir fry secrets to creating flavorful, delicate, authentic Chinese fried rice. No gumminess, no soggy fried rice here! Simple marinade for any type of meat to add to fried rice. Fried rice variations – make your own family favorite! Shortcut to fried rice when you don’t have leftover rice. Authentic Chinese fried …

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Pressure Cooker Chinese Sausage with Brown Rice

This Chinese recipe features some of the best dried and preserved Chinese ingredients: dried shrimp, Chinese sausage and dried mushrooms. Traditionally, this dish is made with white rice or sticky, glutinous rice. But we’re using brown rice to create a hearty, healthful dish with authentic Chinese flavors. You’ll learn how to buy, store and use each of these preserved ingredients, and use a pressure …

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15 Minute Miso Ramen Recipe

Miso ramen originated in the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido. The soup is a hearty, full-flavored chicken or pork broth mixed with miso paste. I lived in Hokkaido, Japan for half a summer as a high school exchange student, and remember my host-family serving miso ramen for lunch at least once a week. The toppings were always different – bits of …

Three Cup Chicken Recipe from Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees Cookbook

Three Cup Chicken Recipe

Of the dozens of new Asian cookbooks that have come out this year, two are stand-outs and sure to be award-winning for 2015. One of them is Preserving the Japanese Way by my friend, Nancy Hachisu (we’ll feature that book in another article), and the other is Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking by Kian Lam …