Ethnic Cuisine: Chinese

Easy Chinese Stir-Fry
Home to over one-fifth of the world's population, China is a vast and ancient country rich in culinary heritage.

Stocking the Chinese Kitchen

In the Pantry:
> Baby Corn
> Bamboo Shoots
> Noodles
> Rice
> Sesame Seeds
> Water Chestnuts
In the Fridge:
> Chicken
> Pork
> Shrimp
> Tofu
> Won Ton Wrappers
Fresh Produce:
> Bell Peppers
> Broccoli
> Chile Peppers
> Cilantro
> Garlic
> Ginger

Chinese Recipes

Speedy Ginger-Chicken Soup Bowls
Tofu Stir-Fry
Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

Classic Chinese Dishes

  • Beef with Peppers: stir-fry of thinly sliced beef, red and green bell peppers and onion in a sauce flavored with sesame oil, five-spice powder and soy sauce. Try this Asian Peanut Beef & Noodles for Two recipe.
  • Crispy Egg Rolls or Won Tons: egg roll or won ton wrappers filled with seasoned ground pork and vegetables and fried until crisp; served as appetizers. Try this Crispy Won Tons with Asian Dipping Sauce recipe.
  • Fried Rice: cold cooked rice fried with egg, seasonings, soy sauce and small pieces of meat and vegetables. Try this Shrimp Fried Rice recipe.
  • Lo Mein: boiled noodles combined with stir-fried ingredients and sauce. Try this Chicken Lo MeinHealthy Living recipe.
  • Kung Pao Chicken: spicy stir-fry of chicken and vegetables seasoned with garlic, ginger, dried chilies, sherry, vinegar, soy sauce and peanuts. Try this Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Stir-FryHealthy Living recipe.
  • Pot Stickers: crescent-shaped appetizer dumplings filled with seasoned ground pork and vegetables that are browned in oil then steamed until tender. Try this Potsticker Dumplings recipe.
  • Sweet and Sour Pork: marinated pork pieces coated in cornstarch, deep-fried and served with stir-fried vegetables and pineapple in a sweet-sour sauce. Try this Slow-Cooker Sweet & Sour Pork recipe.
  • Won Ton Soup: won tons filled with seasoned cabbage, ground pork and shrimp served in chicken broth with bok choy and green onions. Try this Won Ton Soup recipe.