Easy tips for cooking in China
One of the biggest problems that people face living in a different country is food, so today we have decided to write an article about how to start cooking on your own and live a healthy life doesn’t matter where you are.
- Some Benefits of cooking at home.
Eating outside people mostly eat unhealthy food like junk food, a lot of sweets, oily food and etc. Which can harm our body and health. Most of the time eating outside can make us overweight and can make us sick. Why cooking at home allows us to be more careful about what we eat.
Cooking at home can also be a useful tool for stress relief. For instance, when you cook, you need to get your hands dirty, you do something more physical, which really helps you to break up the routine of your day and kick your mental exhaustion. This is indeed an activity that will require your whole attention. When you weigh the butter or sugar, or when you whisk the eggs, you get calmer. I would even say cooking can have that meditative or soothing quality because you get to slow down and focus.
If you eat outside every day you will at least lose 10 to 15 minutes of your time just by going to the restaurant and more time by ordering and waiting for your food. Cooking in your own kitchen you will lose 15 to 20 minutes.
Some easy and cheap meals to cook in China.
If you don’t know how to cook that’s not a big problem. Cooking is a good life skill and worth learning. The first thing you should do once you start cooking at home is that you shouldn’t start cooking some complicated meals but start from boiling and frying eggs potatoes and etc., to get comfortable using the pan, stove and other cooking equipment. Once you get used to cooking simple dishes and become comfortable doing it you can start cooking more delicious and beautiful dishes.
Omelets are a popular breakfast dish but can also make a tasty and quick dinner. While they can be intimidating, they’re really not difficult. If you can make scrambled eggs you can learn how to make an omelet!
- 2 eggs (for a person)
- Half a small cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Optional; Your choice (can add chopped sausages, tomato, garlic, etc.)
Steps for making
- Gather the ingredients.
- Crack the eggs into a glass of mixing bowl and beat them until they turn a pale-yellow color.
- Heat the pan over medium-low heat. Add the butter and let it melt.
- Add the milk and ingredients to the eggs and season to taste with salt and pepper. Then, grab your whisk and whisk it or use a mixer which makes the job easier. The goal here is to beat as much air as possible into the eggs and mix all ingredients together.
- When the butter in the pan is hot enough to make a drop of water hiss, pour in the eggs. Do not stir! Let the eggs cook for up to a minute or until the bottom starts to set.
- With a heat-resistant rubber spatula, gently push one edge of the egg into the center of the pan, while tilting the pan to allow the still liquid egg to flow in underneath. Repeat with the other edges, until there is no liquid left.
- Your eggs should now resemble a bright yellow pancake, which should easily slide around on the nonstick surface. If it sticks at all, loosen it with your spatula.
- Gently flip the omelet over, using your spatula to ease it over if necessary. Cook for another few seconds, or until there is no uncooked egg left.
- Gently transfer the finished omelet to a plate. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs if desired.
It is important to get familiar with the pan and cooking ingredients and remember it is ok to make mistakes!
Chicken with rice
Nutritional value of chicken While chicken is lean meat with loads of proteins, it is also high on cholesterol. However, chicken provides selenium which contains antioxidants that help control free radicals and improve your immune system. 100gms of cooked chicken would usually contain 239 calories. Creating meals with chicken on a regular basis is a good and cheap protein in china and keeps you energized the whole day.
- One chicken breast
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper
- Spices (Black pepper, salt and etc.) to taste
- Sunflower oil
- Turmeric ground
One of the cheapest things to buy in China is rice so its best to cook rice-based dishes!
Steps for Making
- Wash the rice and put it in the rice cooker and add 2 cups of water for one cup of rice and then add the turmeric ground. And let it boil until the water dries.
- Cut the chicken into small pieces and marinate it with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper and cower it for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Chop the garlic, red pepper and tomatoes into small pieces.
- Heat the pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil and let it become hot for 3 to 4 minutes.
- And once the oil is hot add the chicken into the pot and wait until it turns to golden color. Once the Chicken gets ready add the chopped garlic and red peppers together fry them for 2 to 3 minutes. In the end, add the tomatoes and then add a little bit of salt and other spices into the pot. Lower the heat and wait until tomatoes melt. After tomatoes melt it means that the meal is ready.
- After the rice is ready you can add it into the meal and mix it or just put it in the plate separately and enjoy it
These are some suggestions. Hope you enjoyed it and got something useful from it.