5 Easy Chinese Cooking Recipes

If you have never cooked Chinese food before you may want to start out with these 5 easy Chinese cooking recipes. The most important steps in Chinese recipes are the quick cooking and the sauce. The sauce is what makes the dish. Most vegetables can be interchangeably in the recipes.

Fried Rice

  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 Cups cooked rice (Cold rice works best)
  • 3 TBS Soy Sauce (Teriyaki or Oyster sauce can be substituted)
  • 4 TBS oil


  1. Eggs. Heat 2 TBS oil in Wok or large pan. Add beaten eggs and scramble. Remove eggs from pan and wipe out with paper towels.
  2. Rice. Add remaining oil and rice. Use a wooden spatula to break rice apart. Add Soy Sauce and stir.
  3. Mix. Add scrambled eggs and green onions. Toss lightly.

Pepper Steak

  • 1 ½ pounds sirloin steak, sliced
  • 1 Cups mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 Green Bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS oil
  • 1 can baby corn
  • ¼ Cup soy sauce
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 ½ TBS cornstarch
  • 2 TBS water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Steak. Heat oil in Wok or large pan on high heat. Add sliced Sirloin and brown. Remove from pan and lower heat to medium.
  2. Saute. Add garlic and onion. Saute 2 minutes then add mushrooms and baby corn. Saute another 2-3 minutes. Add beef broth and soy sauce. Stir in Sugar. Add beef bake to the pan and bring to a boil. Let cook until beef is tender. Usually about 25 minutes.
  3. Peppers. Add peppers and cook about 5 minutes until peppers begin to gently just slightly tender. Mix water and cornstarch in small bowl. Add to pan and stir constantly until well incorporated. Mixture will thicken when the liquid boils. Salt and pepper as needed. Serve over rice.

Beef and Broccoli

  • 1 pound round steak sliced
  • 2 TBS water
  • 3 TBS cornstarch
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 TBS oil
  • 4 Cups Broccoli florets
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ Cup water


  1. Beef. Mix 2 TBS cornstarch, garlic powder, and water in a large bowl. Add beef and toss to coat. Add 1 TBS oil to wok or large pan. Heat to medium high and brown steak. Remove from pan.
  2. Broccoli. Add 1 TBS oil to pan. Saute broccoli, and onion for 4 minutes. Return beef to pan.
  3. Sauce. In bowl mix 1 TBS cornstarch,  ½ cup water, soy sauce, ginger, and brown sugar. Stir until smooth. Add to pan. Bring to boil while stirring constantly. Serve over rice.

Sesame Chicken

  • 6 boneless chicken breast, cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ Cup soy sauce
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • 2 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger, Grated (Powdered works if fresh is not available)
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBS sesame seeds, roasted
  • 1 TBS oil


  1. Chicken. Heat large pan or Wok over medium high heat. Saute chicken until cooked through, usually about 6 minutes.
  2. Sauce. In a bowl mix honey, red pepper flakes, water, cornstarch, soy sauce, and ginger. Add to pan and bring to a boil to thicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serve over rice.

Chinese Green Beans

  • 1 pound fresh green beans with ends trimmed
  • 2 TBS oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 2 TBS water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil


  1. Steam Beans. Steam green beams for 5 minutes. Put into ice water and drain. Add oil to large pan or wok. Heat on high.
  2. Saute Beans. Saute garlic and ginger for 45 seconds. Add beans and sauté an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Sauce. In a bowl mix water, soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Add to beans. Bring to slight boil stirring constantly. Once thickened remove from heat.
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