Wednesday May 22, 2013
The poor onion doesn't get much respect. That's too bad, because onions have numerous health benefits - they contain compounds that scientists believe can help reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol, and are a rich source of flavonoids that may help prevent cancer. The onion takes center stage in this simple Cantonese stir-fry, where it is paired with marinated beef. Adding a little water to the beef while making Stir-fry Beef With Onions gives a nice gravy for you to mix in with cooked rice. And if you feel that two onions is just a bit too "oniony," feel free to replace one of them with a sliced tomato.
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Stir-fry Beef With Onions photo © copyright 2006 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Saturday May 18, 2013
Spicy salt and pepper shrimp makes an excellent appetizer or main meal. The deep-fried shrimp shells turn a wonderful orange color, and have a crunchy texture, while the spicy seasoning adds extra flavor. Leaving the shells on protects the shrimp meat inside, so that it tastes very tender. But don't worry - eating the shells is strictly optional!
More Stir-fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp - a lighter, stir-fry version, with a nutritional breakdown
Salt and Pepper Shrimp Photo © copyright 2005 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc
Monday May 13, 2013
Chinese chicken salad is a great recipe when you want to serve something that is quick and easy to make. The only thing that takes any time is baking and shredding the chicken breast, and you can do that earlier in the day. Mandarin oranges make a nice contrast in texture and color to the salad greens and chow mein noodles. The salad is topped with a flavorful rice vinegar dressing.
Chinese Chicken Salad photo © copyright 2006 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Sunday May 12, 2013
Egg Foo Yung is classic comfort food, bringing together eggs, bean sprouts, mushrooms and other vegetables under a warming gravy made with chicken broth. It's perfect for lazy, late morning breakfasts, light suppers, or a midnight snack. Several readers have given this recipe for Stir-fry Egg Foo Yung 5 out of 5 stars.