I love Chinese food. I could probably eat it almost everyday. Unfortunately, I don't always live in cities with great Chinese restaurants. After being given a wok for my birthday a couple years ago I started making attempts at some of my favorite dishes. Last night we had shrimp fried rice with beef and broccoli. It was delicious. I found the recipes on Pinterest. (of course) I ended up having to increase some parts of the recipe because I made so much food. I was highly impressed with how it came out.
My tips for the beef and broccoli recipe would be to start cooking the beef first. Instead of taking the meat out when it's half way done like the recipe suggests, leave it in and add the rest of your ingredients. I found that everything cooked so fast and there was really no need for that step. If you find that you need more brown sauce keep making small batches of the recipe separately. That way you are getting equal parts of all the flavors. You don't want it to taste like a mouthful of soy sauce or oyster sauce. You want it to taste like brown sauce.
For the rice I recommend making the rice the night before and putting it in the fridge. (your rice should be old and cold) I would also make sure you have prepped all of your onions and veggies. I didn't do this and again because the wok cooks so fast I felt like I was wasting time. My dinner could have been done a lot sooner. I cooked my shrimp until they were half way done. Then I added some bamboo shoots, green onions and two scrambled eggs. After that was done I added my rice, some soy sauce and white pepper to taste. This rice was delish! I would definitely make it again. Here are some pics from dinner. Will you be trying this? What are your favorite cuisines to make?
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