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