Delicious Recipes for Your Cooking Pleasure

When I attempted to make Pork Fried Rice, I thought I could do it without a recipe. When I bought Kikkoman spices packet for pork fried rice and read the recipe, I discovered that in order for the pork fried rice to taste like what you are served at a Chinese restaurant, you need to start off with cold rice. Additionally, the recipe recommends using bacon. However, I recommend using loin of pork or the meat of a pork chop instead. If the loin of pork slice is between 3/8 and 1/2 of an inch thick, place the pork in a 300° oven and bake it for approx. 20 minutes. The baking of the pork in the oven will result in the pork becoming tender. By baking the pork in the oven, you are breaking down the protein which results in the pork becoming tender. Dice the cooked pork and follow the recipe.

PORK FRIED RICE

  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 package of Fried Rice Seasoning Mix
  • diced pork (amount desirable)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups cold cooked rice

Dissolve mix in 2 Tbsp. water; set aside. Cook pork in a wok or large skillet for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add green onions; stir-fry 1 minute. Add egg and scramble. Stir in rice and cook until heated, gently separating grains. Add seasoning mixture; cook and stir until well blended.

BROCCOLI-BEEF STIR FRY

This recipe uses beef. You can use different cuts of beef but I prefer the following cuts: sirloin, rib eye, New York Strip. Pre-cook meat for 20 minutes at 300°. My understanding is that restaurants often use less expensive cuts of beef and bake the beef for 20 minutes before grilling or broiling it.

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package Kikkoman Broccoli Beef Stir-Fry Seasoning Mix
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • ½ pound boneless beef, cut in thin strips
  • 1 large onion, chunked

Dissolve mix in 2/3 cup water, set aside. Cut broccoli flowerets in bite-size pieces; peel stalks and cut in thin slices. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in hot wok or large skillet over high heat; add beef. Stir-fry 1 minute; remove. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in same pan. Add broccoli and onion; Stir-fry 4 minutes, sprinkling with 1 Tbsp. water after 2 minutes. Return beef to pan with seasoning mixture. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens and beef and vegetables are coated with sauce.

- Fredric G. Antenberg