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How to cook Chinese food at home

Craving for chinese? Follow these simple tips to get the cuisine right and cook a sumptuous meal sitting at home. Read on for more.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2011 13:19 IST

Craving for chinese? Follow these simple tips and cook a sumptuous meal sitting at home.



1 Balance well:

There should always be a balance of meat and vegetables, so that there is a variety of colour, texture and taste.



2 Wok is must:

If one desires to cook Chinese food, it is essential to have a wok. Small woks are ideal for home and are easily available in the market. Wok helps the ingredients to cook evenly, especially if stir-frying is required.



3 Oil it right:

While adding oil for stir-frying, drizzle the oil down the sides of the wok. If you are deep-frying, to check if the oil is hot enough, simply stick a chopstick in the wok. If the oil sizzles, it means the oil is ready for use.



4 Marinate the meat:

If you are cooking non-veg, marinate the meat before you start cooking. This enhances the flavour of the meat. Always cut them in uniform sizes to ensure even cooking. Cut red meat across the grain — this makes the meat more tender.



5 Good quality rice

: For best results, use long grained rice (

basmati

). If you are cooking fried rice, use cold cooked rice, preferably the previous day’s rice.