6 Quick And Easy Beginner Chinese Recipes

25 November 2021

6 Quick And Easy Beginner Chinese Recipes – Chinese cuisine is an integral part of the culture of China. People have become familiar with many different Chinese dishes all over the world. 

However, what may be less known is that there are dozens of dishes in China considered quick and easy to make at any time of day. 

Here are six quick and easy beginner Chinese recipes featured below.

    1. Simple Fried Rice Recipe
    2. Stir-fried Tomato and Pork Recipe
    3. Salmon and Asparagus Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles Recipe
    4. Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe
    5. Beef with Broccoli Recipe
    6. Simple Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce Recipe

Read on below to find out the ingredients and how to quickly and easily make these dishes.

6 Quick And Easy Beginner Chinese Recipes

Here are quick and easy beginner recipes to get you started cooking Chinese food, no matter what time it is!


01. Simple Fried Rice Recipe

    • First, heat some oil in a frying pan or wok on medium heat to make the dish. 
    • Then add some chopped garlic and rice (you decide the quantity). 
    • Stir fry for two minutes, and then add beaten eggs. 
    • Let the eggs cook more, occasionally stirring, before adding some cooked peas and carrots. 
    • Cook on medium heat for another minute until everything is well mixed together. 
    • Finally, season with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and white pepper powder to taste.
chinese-food-shrimp-fried-rice
Chinese-food-shrimp-fried-rice

02. Stir-fried Tomato and Pork Recipe

To make this quick and easy Chinese recipe, follow these steps.

    • First, marinate the pork with soy sauce, rice wine, dark soy sauce, white pepper powder, and corn starch for about ten minutes. 
    • Then heat some oil in a frying pan or wok on medium heat and add the pork marinade. 
    • Add the chopped ginger and stir-fry for a minute or two before adding the garlic and, more importantly, the tomatoes. 
    • Cut large tomatoes into small cubes and add them to the frying pan with salt and sugar. 
    • Continue stirring until the tomatoes have softened slightly and begun to break apart.
    • Finally, add a little water if needed and serve the stir-fry on its own or over rice.

03. Salmon and Asparagus Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles Recipe

This quick and easy Chinese recipe is an excellent choice for anyone who has access to fresh, wild salmon – most fish markets will carry it at least occasionally. 

To make this dish, follow these steps.

    • First, cook the rice noodles according to their instructions. 
    • Then heat a little oil in a frying pan or wok and add the asparagus, chopped garlic and ginger. 
    • Stir-fry for one minute before adding soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Chinese cooking wine. 
    • Continue stirring as you add the salmon fillets one at a time. 
    • Finally, Once the salmon has cooked chiefly, add a little corn starch to thicken the sauce before removing it from heat and serving rice noodles with chopped spring onions as a garnish.

04. Sweet-and-Sour Pork Recipe

To make this quick and easy Chinese recipe, follow these steps.

    • First, cut some pork loin into bite-sized pieces and season with ginger, garlic, and Chinese cooking wine to make this dish
    • Next, heat some oil in a frying pan or wok on medium heat before adding the pork and stir-frying until almost cooked. 
    • Be sure not to overcook it at this stage, as it will finish cooking later! 
    • Next, add chopped red and green peppers, pineapple chunks, onion, and green onions. 
    • Finally, add garlic, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, and cooking wine before stirring. 
    • Continue stir-frying until the vegetables are tender but still crisp in texture – this shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes.
Chinese food - Sweet and Sour Pork
Chinese food – Sweet and Sour Pork

05. Beef with Broccoli Recipe

To make this quick and easy Chinese recipe, follow these steps.

    • First, marinate sliced beef with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and cooking wine for about ten minutes. 
    • Then heat some oil in a frying pan or wok on medium heat until it is hot but not smoking. 
    • Add the marinated beef slices and stir-fry quickly – don’t overcook them! 
    • Once done, remove the beef from the pan and clean out any remaining oil. 
    • Then add more garlic, ginger, and broccoli to the frying pan or wok, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Chinese cooking wine. 
    • Finally, return the beef to the pan and stir-fry everything together until cooked.

06. Simple Chinese Broccoli with Oyster Sauce Recipe

This quick and easy Chinese recipe is one of the simplest but best vegetable dishes to make! 

    • First, trim and rinse the broccoli before chopping it up into bite-sized pieces. 
    • Heat some oil in a frying pan or wok on medium heat and add the broccoli, garlic, and ginger. 
    • Stir-fry for a couple of minutes until the broccoli is tender but still crisp and green! 
    • Finally, season with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Chinese cooking wine and serve white rice.

Finally – Quick And Easy Beginner Recipes

Chinese cooking can be simple with these recipes explicitly designed for beginners familiar with the cuisine without needing too many ingredients or complicated preparation steps. 

It doesn’t take much more time to whip up one of these dishes than it would if you ordered from a restaurant.

What are your favourite homemade recipes? What dishes have you made at home when you prefer to remain indoors?

Let us know in the comments below.

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