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No-frying noodles

I prefer to use my AMC wok to cook “fried” noodle because it is so simple and easy. No stir-frying required and lesser oil. When it is cooked, the noodle is very moistured even after several hours later. Serve: 5-6 Ingredients: 120g meehoon/ rice vermicelli (soaked with tap water) 30g dong fen/ glass noodles (soaked with hot water) * The ratio for these 2 noodles can be varied ie 70%:30%, 50%:50%...

Pesto pasta

Ingredients: 200g uncooked spaghetti Pesto sauce: 60g fresh basil leaves 30g pine nuts (lightly toasted) 2 large cloves garlic (crushed and roughly chopped) 100ml olive oil 2-3 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese Salt and black pepper to taste Methods: 1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Drain the pasta but reserve 2 tbsp of the cooking water. Return pasta to the pan with the cooking...

Indian vegetarian rice

Cooking this one-meal dish is not as difficult as I thought after cooking for several times. Thanks to the advices and guidance from an Indian mother whom I met in my son’s playschool and the recipes and cooking tips from here. Below is the modified recipe I used: Ingredients: 120g Basmati rice (long grained rice) 240g water 1 medium size onion (red, sliced thinly) ¼ cup green peas (frozen) ¼ cup french...

Italian pasta soup

The recipe for this wholesome and tasty soup was adapted from Children’s healthy & fun cookbook (published by DK). Ingredients:75g pasta bows (I had replaced it with small shell pasta)1 large onion (white)2 potatoes2 sticks celery1 large carrot (scrubbed)1 tbsp olive oil1 bay leaf1 tsp dried oregano1 litre vegetable stock (I used Maggi concentrated chicken stock 上汤鸡精)400g tinned chopped...

Mushroom rice

Ingredients: Cooked rice for 2 350g assorted mushroom (enoki bunch, shittake, white button mushroom) 20g butter 1 tbsp sugar 4 cloves garlics, diced Coriander leaves (for garnishing) Seasonings: 4 tbsp terriyaki sauce 3 tbsp Chinese cooking rice wine Dash of sugar and pepper Methods: 1) Heat up butter in a wok. Put in chopped garlic when the butter is half melted. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant. 2) Add...

Kiddy porridge

Ingredients: ¼ cup uncooked rice ¼ cup millet (u can replace with uncooked rice) 10 sunflower seeds 10 pumpkin seeds 10g fresh lily bulbs 50g pumpkin (cut into cubes) 2 baby sweetcorns 20g fish (cut into slides) Broccoli stem (cut into cubes) Handful of frozen green peas Spring onion (chopped) Water for boiling Seasonings: Salt and pepper to taste Dash of sesame oil Methods: 1. Wash rice and millet. Add in...

Spaghetti bolognese

Ingredients: 200g spaghetti 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion (red) 2 cloves of garlic 150g of minced meat (alternatively beef or chicken) 200g of fresh mushroom (button or portobello) – chopped 5 medium sized fresh ripe tomatoes – chopped 50g carrot – chopped ½ capsicum (red or yellow) – chopped 3-4 small floweret cauliflower (or ½ celery stick) – chopped (optional) 5-6 small floweret...
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