Fried Rice

On a lazy weekend, I don’t want to cook too much, but I still want to have something delicious and nutritious. Fried rice is a good choice for me. It contains fiber from vegetables, protein from meat or seafood, carbohydrates from rice, lipid from oil or butter. Everything needed is in one dish. Also, most of the ingredients I introduce here can be substituted with your favorite ingredients. Can’t wait to try it?

Let’s do it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cooked rice left at room temperature (this will prevent the rice sticking together when we fry)
  • 200 gr shrimps (if you don’t have a scale at home, just use 4 big shrimps)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • 1 glove of chopped garlic

Directions:

  • Peel and chop shrimps into bite size.
  • Marinate the shrimps with 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Add oil or butter to a hot pan
  • Add chopped garlic to the pan and stir fry until it gets brown
  • Add the shrimps and stir fry until the shrimps are cooked, put the shrimps aside.
  • Blanch the chopped carrots and green bell peppers for 1 minutes then stir fry, put aside.
  • Add a little bit of oil to the pan and stir fry the rice.
  • Add the beaten egg yolk to the rice and mix until the rice is covered with the egg yolk (the rice will have a light yellow color)
  • Add the shrimps and vegetables to the rice and mix (the heat is medium and still on)
  • Add seasonings to taste

This dish is best when served warm.

Above is a simple recipe for fried rice. You can substitute the carrots and green bell peppers with vegetables that you want, but I recommend something not leafy because it will produce a lot of juice and make your fried rice soggy. You can also substitute shrimps with other meat or you can add more meat or seafood to the dish. It’s all up to you. So why don’t you start making your own signature fried rice today and surprise your family? They will surely love you and your dish.

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day and see you next time!

Ciao!

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Hot Pot

It’s weekend! It’s time for family reunion. Yay! σ(≧ε≦o) Since I will be quite busy today (to play with kids(⌯˃̶᷄ ᴗ̂ ॣ˂̶᷄⌯ั)) I will just cook something quick and easy but delicious and nutritious. Hot pot is a good nominee for today. It is easy, quick, delicious. Moreover, you family can gather around the table, eat and talk and enjoy the warm food.

Let’s get to work (ง’̀-‘́)ง

Ingredients

  • Beef brisket
  • Fish cake
  • Squid
  • Fish fillet
  • Prawn
  • Mushroom (enoki, shiitake,…)
  • Vegetables
  • Chicken broth

Note: For the ingredients, you can choose any ingredients (any meat, any vegetables) that you and your family like. You can skip the meat and replace it with tofu and more mushrooms if you are vegetarians. You can add chili paste to make the broth spicy. You can adjust the taste to your like.

Directions

  • Prepare all the ingredients except chicken broth (rinse, slice the meat or cut the vegetables into bite size)
  • Put the meat and vegetables on separate plates.
  • Heat up the chicken broth until it boils and keep it hot. To do this, you can put a pan on a portable stove and serve it on the table. For me, I use a deep skillet.
  • When you begin to eat, put the meat in the broth until it is cooked. For the beef brisket, you do not want to overcook it. You just need to dip it in the broth for a couple minutes until it is not pink anymore. Same for vegetables.
  • You can eat it with noodles.

This dish is served best when hot.

Soooo that’s it! Very easy yet delicious and nutritious. If you think so, why don’t you try to do this in your next family reunion? It will warm not only your body but also your heart.

Thank you for visiting. See you next time \(^ _ ^)/

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Noodle

Yesterday, I was craving for noodle soup, but I could not find a good noodle restaurant near me. 😭Haiz! It seemed like I had to make the noodle soup myself.😩 I searched the Internet and Google-sama had helped me to find an easy-to-make noodle soup recipe. However, I adjusted the recipe to make the noodle more chewy (Well, I like chewy food :3.) And Yahooooooooo I succeeded.😮 My noodles were chewy, not soggy. The soup was tasty. My family loved it so much that there was no leftover 😏 And today, I want to share the recipe with you so that you can also make the chicken noodle soup for your beloved family ^_^

     Ingredients: (4 servings)

For the noodles:

– 3 cups of all purpose flour

– 1 cup of potato starch

NOTE: The total amount of flour is 4 cups. However, you can adjust the potato starch and all purpose flour ration. It depends on how chewy you want your noodles are. For example, if you want chewy noodles, you add more potato starch. And vice versa.

– 1 tsp salt

– 2 tbsp vegetable oil

– 1 1/4 cup of water

For the stock: (If you do not have time to make the stock, you can use chicken broth instead. The soup still tastes good.)

– 1 lb chicken breast (I used chicken breast here but you can use chicken drumstick or any part of the chicken)

– 16 cups of water

– 16 peeled garlic gloves

– 1 large peeled onion

For garnish:

– Chopped green onion

– Chopped coriander

– Ground black pepper

For seasoning:

– Salt

– Fish sauce

 

     Directions:

– Mix all the ingredients needed for the noodles into a mixing bowls.

– Knead the dough by hand until it becomes one lump.

– Put it in a plastic and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes.

– While waiting for the dough to get softer, put all the ingredients needed for the stock into one big pot and boil for one hour with high heat.

– After 10 minutes, take the dough out of the plastic bag and knead for 5 minutes, then put it back into the bag and let it sit for another 10 minutes. Kneading it in stages like this, and storing it in the plastic bag between sessions will make it soft and pliable.

– After 1 hour of boiling, strain the stock. Add salt and fish sauce to stock to taste. Set aside.

– Pull the chicken into small pieces.

– Mash the garlic cloves, mix with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper. Set aside.

– Knead the dough again for 5 minutes.

– Roll the dough until it is 1/16 inch (1-2mm) thick. Remember to sprinkle some flour when rolling the dough to prevent it from sticking.

– Fold the dough and cut it into thin noodles. Sprinkle some flour to the dough when folding so that it will not stick when we cut.

– Sprinkle some flour to the noodles so that they do not stick.

– Bring the stock to boil and add the noodles. Stir with a spoon.

– Cook the noodles until they float and the stock boils again. Turn of the heat or turn down to very low heat.

– Put the cooked noodles in a large bowl with the stock. Place the pulled chicken on top.

– Garnish with chopped green onions and coriander.

– Add ground black pepper.

This dish should be served while it’s hot  ♨

Above is the recipe for chicken noodle soup. I hope it can warm you and your family up this cold winter. Enjoy the dish and see you next time 👋