Jan 18 2009

What are some healthy chinese recipes?

Published by at 7:24 pm under Chinese

I am a sucker for Chinese food. I could live off it, only problem is it's the unhealthy kind- Chinese Take Out! I love Lo-mein, pork fried rice, General's Chicken, and Steamed Dumpings to be exact. What are some healthy recipes to satisfy my craving?

Low fat is perfect. And low calorie. Sodium isn't so bad because I never eat salt or sodium otherwise really. Plus I always use low-sodium soy sauce, etc.

*Fried Rice with Chicken, Ham and Shrimp

2 Bowls Cooked Rice (preferably not freshly cooked)
1 tsp Sesame Oil
Dash of Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
2 Eggs, beaten
1 tsp Minced Garlic
100g Frozen Petit Pois (Peas)
100g chopped Chicken, Ham, Shrimps or Crabsticks

Place rice, sesame oil, pepper and salt into a large clean plastic bag.
Mix thoroughly so the rice grains are seperated and the seasoning is distributed evenly.
Microwave the peas on HIGH heat for 2 minutes until cooked.
Heat a small amount of oil in a non-stick wok.
Fry the garlic until fragrant, add the meat and fry until cooked through. Set aside.
Pour beaten egg into the center of the wok and allow to half-set (do not stir).
Add rice, peas, meat and seasoning. Stir to mix.
Serve when rice is heated through.

*Low-Calorie Chinese Pepper Steak
http://www.recipezaar.com/212901

*Healthy Baked Chicken Chow Mein
http://chinesefood.about.com/od/chowmein/r/chickenchowmein.htm

*Chinese Pot Roast
http://www.recipezaar.com/136401

*Steamed Spareribs

1 lb. spareribs
1 tbsp. fermented black beans
1 clove garlic
4 slices fresh ginger root
6 tbsp. soy sauce
5 tbsp. boiled water
1 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. sugar

Cut spareribs in bite size and par-boil for 10 minutes; drain.
Rinse fermented black beans slightly in cold faucet water.
Chop ginger root finely. Mix all ingredients and stir into spareribs and steam in a deep platter for 1/2 hour.

*Pork Chop Suey
http://chinesefood.about.com/od/pork/r/porkchopsuey.htm

*Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Authentic-Chinese-Egg-Rolls-from-a-Chinese-person/Detail.aspx

*Steamed Chicken with Mushrooms

2 pieces chicken leg meat
1 can mushroom
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 bowl cornstarch-water
some minced scallion and ginger slivers some oil

Chop chicken meat into squares. Mix well with scallions, gingers and other condiments and cornstarch-water. Add mushrooms and stir well with hand. Steam in a steamer for half an hour till cooked and take out.
Discard scallion and ginger slices and put the food in a dish and serve.

*Shrimp Lo Mein

4 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 lb. shrimp, cleaned and shelled
2 slices ginger
1 scallion, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 large carrot, shredded
2 stalks of celery, shredded
1 1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 lb. lo mein noodles (or thin vermicelli or spaghetti)
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Cook the noodles according to the package directions, drain them and set aside.
In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté shrimp with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, just cooking them slightly.
Add carrots and celery. Add and sauté the other remaining ingredients: scallion, cornstarch, sugar, bean sprouts and remaining soy sauce.
Add the noodles and toss well to mix the ingredients. Serve hot.

*Shredded Pork in Brown Sauce

1 piece lean pork
1 large piece scallion
1 tbsp salt
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 bag sweet fermented flour paste
1 bowl cornstarch-water
1 cup oil
5 tbsp sugar

Cut pork and scallion into shreds and place them in a dish.
Mix shredded pork well with salt and soy sauce, and blend them with cornstarch-water.
Heat a wok, then pour oil in. Drop pork shreds in and stir-fry till cooked, then add sweet fermented flour paste, soy sauce and sugar. Stir-fry again till fragrant and changing color. Place them in a dish on the top of the shredded scallions and spread some shredded scallions on the shredded pork too. Mix well and serve.

*Chinese Flower Roll
http://chinesefood.about.com/od/dimsumbuns/r/flowerroll.htm

*Kowloon's Chinese Chicken Wings
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Kowloons-Chinese-Chicken-Wings/Detail.aspx

*http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~blairsa/current.html

*http://chinesefood.about.com/library/bldimsum.htm

*http://chinesefood.about.com/library/blrecipe.htm

*http://www.cookingcache.com/cat/chinese_recipes/default.aspx

ENJOY 🙂

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