Four Asian Cuisines You Can Try at Home
Posted: Ralph Stricker
It is common knowledge that preparing meals at home is the best thing for your health. And your wallet too. While circumstances like fast-paced lifestyles and minimal free time including other priorities keep sucking up time and space in our schedules, it is still necessary to cook your meals yourself.
So let’s say you’ve decided to incorporate the awesome Asian food into your diet, tasted some great meals in Chinatown, and want to replicate the magic at home. Here are a few miraculous foods you might want to check out. They’re pretty easy and straightforward to prepare, so you won’t have to fuss over cleaning up or too many details.
Say you want to start eating fermented veggies, you should start with kimchi. Fermentation doesn’t take long, and it’s effortless to prepare. Once fermented, homemade kimchi can be used as a condiment to spice up foods like brown rice, grilled cheese sandwiches, tacos, et cetera.
What you’ll need:
- Napa cabbage cut into tiny pieces
- kosher salt
- Daikon radish, cut into strips
- Scallions, trimmed and cut into tiny pieces
- Gochugaru (Korean-style red pepper)
- Fish sauce
- Fresh ginger, cut into matchstick strips
- Garlic, cubed or quartered
Tofu Fried Rice
Fried rice is a great comfort food. It has a lovely aroma and can be very filling. It is also low in calorific value, having just 376 calories per plate. It is also cheap to prepare, as the condiments are readily available and can be sourced from the local Thai supermarket London.
What You’ll Need
- Instant rice, uncooked
- Vegetable oil
- reduced-fat firm tofu, drained and cut into small cubes
- lightly beaten large eggs
- Sliced green onions
- Frozen peas
- Minced garlic
- Fresh ginger. Dried ginger powder can be used optionally
- Sake (rice wine)
- Low-sodium soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Sesame oil
- Green onions.
Rainbow Stacked Salad
This meal is as colorful as its name. This easy to make multicolored salad is a delightful summer main dish meal. It is low fat, low cholesterol and low calories. It boasts of lots of fresh-tasting condiments and ingredients that can be gotten cheaply from Asian Foodie Supermarket refrigerators and freezer sections, Rainbow Stacked Salad is a super choice for entertaining visitors
What You’ll Need
- Low fat yogurt
- Light mayonnaise
- Chopped fresh chives
- Ranch salad dressing
- Seasoning mix
- Chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
- Frozen corn
- Plum tomatoes
- Cooked chicken breast strips
- Thawed frozen peas,
- Shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Majority of miso soups are prepared from four major ingredients: water, miso, tofu, and seaweed.
Miso, a form of soybean paste that’s been fermented can be easily purchased at any Thai Supermarket London store. It’s an incredibly simple but healthy ingredient of many other recipes like salad dressings, marinades, et cetera.
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