Have you ever gotten take out Asian food and thought, I bet I could do this at home? Well, now you can! And it’s not even that complicated. You just need to know the inside tricks to help you. Luckily, below you will find some of these, along with a step-by-step guide on how to create a delicious home cooked Chinese feast that includes tempura vegetables, special fried rice, and Chinese pork. Yum!
Step One: Prepare Before You Cook
The first step is to get as much as you can ready before you start cooking. That means boiling the rice, dicing the vegetables and marinating the pork.
You can use boil in-the-bag rice as it’s way easier and always come out good. Set this to boil while you cut up bell peppers, onions, and sweet potatoes for the tempera. When this is done dice some more onions and microwave some frozen peas for the rice.
Then take your pork steaks and make a marinade from soy sauce, crushed garlic, ginger and fresh chili, as well as Chinese five spice, and rice wine vinegar. You can do this according to your taste or follow an exact recipe here. You can even throw in some duck sauce for a rich, sweet kick that goes great with the pork. Once it’s made thoroughly toss the pork in this.
Step Two: Cooking Chinese Food Ingredients
This is where you start cooking for real, so pop the pork into an ovenproof dish, and then into a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
Remove the peas and onions from the microwave and set aside. Take an egg and make a thin omelet in the base of a wok or frying pan. Then turn this out on a cutting board and dice it into smaller pieces and leave to cool.
Step three: Deep Fry the Tempura
Create a simple batter for the tempura with flour and water. A carbonated and fruit flavored water can give the batter a delicious light texture, and slightly sweet taste that is perfect for this recipe. Get the exact measurements for a perfect batter here.
Then dredge the pepper, onion, and sweet potato pieces in flour, dip in the batter and deep fry in hot oil until crisp. Remove the from the oil and set aside on kitchen roll to allow them to drain.
Step Four: Prepare the Fried Rice
At this point, add some sesame oil to a wok or frying pan. Toss in the peas and onions. Drain the rice and add to the wok. Stir fry on a high heat for a minute or two. Adding the egg just before the end so it can heat through. Just before you serve, get the pork out the oven and make sure it’s cooked.
Step Five: Serve Your Asian Food Feast
Lastly, serve up your delicious items in separate bowls and allow your guests to help themselves. A sweet chili sauce is a great accompaniment to the tempura, and some extra soy can give the rice a nice tang. Make sure to set out both chopsticks (for that authentic experience) and forks and spoons (for your less adventurous diners).