A Tasty Quick Meal
Updated: Mar 27, 2021
Recipe #1: Fried Rice
Ingredients you will need:
White long grain rice
Vegetables of your choice (peas, chopped asparagus, chopped carrots, corn, french bean, sliced mushroom)
Sliced green onions (for garnish)
Salt and pepper (if needed)
1. Turn your skillet to medium high heat and pour some olive oil into the bottom of your skillet, add the chopped onions and the vegetables. Stir them occasionally and cook them until they are soft enough. Different vegetables will take different time to cook.
2. Pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Use a spatula to scramble the eggs. After the egg is slightly half cooked, mix them together.
3. Pour the cooked rice on the top and combine it with the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce and sesame oil on top. Stir them until they are evenly mixed throughout. Have a taste of it, if it is not salty enough, put some salt on it. You can also put pepper to add a kick to the fried rice. Lastly, garnish with green onions. Serve it warm.
Recipe #2: Pancakes
Ingredients you will need:
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg (beaten)
2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
2-3 tbsps butter (as a substitute for oil)
Maple syrup, honey, fresh fruits
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir the dry ingredients together until they’re evenly distributed.
2. Pour roughly ¾ cup of milk into the bowl and crack one egg on it. Stir the egg and milk together before pouring the mixture into the dry ingredients.
3. Whisk the ingredients together vigorously until it becomes a batter. The batter should be smooth and have a thick, creamy consistency when it’s done.
4. Set a timer for 3-5 minutes and give the batter time to rest. As it sits, it will continue to set up and thicken. Stir the batter occasionally to eliminate air bubbles. While you’re letting the batter rest, you can begin preparing your cooking surface.
5. Choose a skillet or griddle that is flat and large enough to cook several pancakes at once. Place the skillet or griddle on the cooktop and have the batter close by.
6. Warm up the skillet or griddle; however, you have to watch out their temperature. If it is too hot, your pancake batter will burn. On the other hand, if it is not too hot, the pancake will take sometime to cook and may end up being spongy in the middle.
7. Pour about 2 tablespoons of canola oil into the skillet or griddle, or use 2-3 tablespoons of butter, or a combination of the two. Heat the oil or let the butter melt in the skillet, making sure to coat the entire cooking surface. Add the pancake batter only after the butter or oil begins to sizzle.
8. Use a deep ladle to pour the pancake batter onto the warmed up skillet or griddle. Aim for pancake of about 3-4 inches in diameter. On a large enough cooking surface, you’ll be able to cook up to 4 pancakes at a time; however, make sure the batter is separated or they might end up sticking together.
9. At the right temperature and size, the pancake will take about 30 seconds to one minute to cook on each side. Once bubbles begin to form in the wet batter on the top of the pancake and you can see solidified brown edges, you can turn them over.
10. Flip each pancake over with a spatula. Let the partially cooked pancakes cook for another 20-30 seconds on the opposite side. Make sure they don’t burn.
11. Take them out of the skillet or griddle and repeat the steps. Serve the pancakes warm with some maple syrup, honey, fresh fruits, butter, etc.
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