Choosing a good Chinese recipe can be hard if you have never prepared much Chinese food in the past. With ingredients you may not be used to and cooking styles you are unfamiliar with, it might seem a little scary when looking through recipes.
It’s best to start with something easy and fun unless you are an experienced cook or you know exactly what you want. If you absolutely love pot stickers, you
might try making those.
For most people, the best Chinese recipes to start with are single course dishes. The easiest are usually rice, a few vegetables and one kind of meat.
If you get more complex than that, you might have too much going on at once and it can feel overwhelming. It’s very easy to start some rice and cook your meal
while the rice is cooking.
Rice usually takes about 20 minutes and it should take about that long to cut some meat and vegetables and get them cooking. Stir fry is the easiest thing to
cook. It’s basically meat and vegetables seared over high heat while stirring constantly.
When choosing a Chinese recipe, you should keep in mind how many people you are going to feed. If it’s just a meal for one or two, you can get a little
fancier and try a couple different types of sauce.
If you are feeding kids, you can’t go wrong with something familiar like sweet and sour chicken. If you try to serve up a bunch of Chinese bean pancakes, the
kids might protest.
It’s always best to start small and try something familiar.