"Imagine traveling through your senses, discovering new cultures and culinary traditions without leaving your chair. Now, we invite you to do just that with our delicious Chinese rice. This dish is much more than a simple recipe; it's a melting pot of flavors and textures, a culinary experience that will transport you straight to the bustling markets and peaceful villages of vast China. With every perfectly cooked grain, you'll experience the age-old tradition of Chinese cuisine, renowned for its balanced flavors and attention to detail. The sophisticated combination of proteins, fresh vegetables, and the umami essence of soy sauce promises an unforgettable culinary journey. Chinese rice is a dance of aromas and flavors that delights the palate and nourishes the body.
As the name suggests, Chinese rice is a traditional dish from China, which over the years has become popular worldwide. It's a dish that many have come to love, with a widely known recipe.
What I love most about this recipe is the blend of flavors, the meats, and especially the taste brought by the soy sauce and the black sauce. That's why I want to share this recipe with you today; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
What makes this Chinese rice different from other recipes?
This recipe stands out for its flavor, simplicity in preparation, and easy-to-find ingredients. The combination of black sauce and soy sauce is irresistible; I'm sure you'll love it.
What is Chinese Rice?
Chinese rice is a cooked dish stir-fried in a wok or, alternatively, in a pan, combined with other ingredients such as vegetables, meat, and/or seafood. It's typically served as a main course. This dish was born out of the need for variety and, most importantly, to avoid wasting food, combining leftover ingredients from other meals.
How to make Chinese Rice?
First, cook the rice: Put it to boil with 4 cups of water and a bit of oil. Once the water has evaporated, reduce the heat, cover, and continue cooking. After it's ready, remove from heat and let it cool.
Mix the soy sauce and the black sauce with sugar, stir, and set aside. In a wok with some oil, stir-fry the sliced chicken until golden, then remove. Fry the sliced pork until golden. Add the chicken back into the wok.
Add the pre-cooked carrots and peas to the wok and cook for another 5 minutes. Then, add the shrimp, cook for 3 minutes, add the chopped green onions, stir, and add the soy sauce mixture.
Add the rice, mix well, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, then add the soybean sprouts, a touch of salt and pepper, mix, and you're done.
What can we serve it with?
Where I live, this rice is often served with roasted chicken and a refreshing juice. Remember, you can also serve it as a side dish with a salad or soup.
Tips and Recommendations
- You can use leftover rice or prepare fresh rice on the same day.
- If you want to omit Chinese roots or soybean sprouts, you can.
- If you only have one of the sauces (soy or black) at home, you can use just that one, and it'll still be delicious.
Why make this recipe at home?
It's a delightful and easy-to-prepare recipe. It's a great way to break the routine and, most importantly, to please your family with something delicious and different. You won't regret it. Plus, you can use leftover rice or cooked vegetables you have at home.
- Paisa Rice: another type of rice that's easy and delicious.
- Oven-Roasted Chicken: a perfect addition to your lunch.
- Lemonade: a great way to cut through the richness of the lunch.
- 2 cups of rice.
- 2 cups of peas and carrots.
- 8 green onions.
- 150 g of soybean sprouts or Chinese roots.
- 150 g of pork meat.
- 150 g of chicken breast.
- 200 g of small shrimps.
- ½ cup of soy sauce.
- ¼ cup of black sauce.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Cook the rice: Add 4 cups of water and a touch of oil. Once water has evaporated, lower the heat, cover, and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.
- Mix the soy sauce and the black sauce with the sugar, stir, and set aside.
- In a wok with some oil, stir-fry the sliced chicken until it turns golden, then set aside.
- Fry the sliced pork until golden. Add the chicken back to the wok.
- Add the pre-cooked carrots and peas, cooking for 5 more minutes.
- Add the shrimps and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chopped green onions, stir, and pour in the soy sauce mixture.
- Mix in the rice, stirring well, and let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Finally, add the soybean sprouts, season with salt and pepper, mix, and it's ready to serve.