Chinese Mixed Vegetables Recipes

Introduction

You are busy, and you want to find ways to eat healthy foods even though you don’t have much time to spend cooking and chopping vegetables. That is why you can find frozen vegetables in your grocer’s freezer. You can use them as part of any easy recipe so you can cook a delicious and nutritious dinner for you and your family without you having to spend too much time in the kitchen. If you are looking to have a delicious and easy dinner with an Asian style, you can use Chinese mixed vegetables in the recipes.

Chinese mixed vegetables include green beans, snap peas, carrots, broccoli, and baby corn, and you can make so many delicious meals out of them. Let’s go over three easy recipes involving Chinese mixed vegetables that you will love.

Chinese Mixed Vegetables Stir Fry

Stir-fries are exceptional for so many reasons. They are firstly healthy, filling, and they are also quick and straightforward to make. That is why they make a great dinner or lunch item that includes Chinese mixed vegetables. You can have a stir-fry consisting of only vegetables if you are a vegan or a vegetarian or add meat. That is up to you. However, let’s now go over the recipe of how to make the Chinese mixed vegetables stir-fry:

  • One package of Chinese mixed vegetables
  • One pound of stripped beef or chicken pieces, leave this step out if you want to have a vegan or vegetable stir-fry
  • One tablespoon of grape seed or canola oil
  • Two tablespoons of minced ginger
  • Two minced garlic cloves
  • One cup of low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • Two tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • Two tablespoons of soy sauce
  • One teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper

You want to preheat the skillet or wok to high heat, and then you will want to add the canola or grape seed oil into it. Then add the minced ginger and garlic, and heat it for half a minute until there is an aroma. Then add the stripped meat to it until brown if you add meat, add the Chinese mixed vegetables into the wok or skillet, and sprinkle salt and pepper. Sautee the mixture together for two minutes and then add the broth. Allow it to boil, and after you see it boiling, set the heat to low and then cover the mixture. That will allow the vegetables to steam, so it softens, so do this for around three minutes.

After that, add the rice vinegar, sesame oil, and soy sauce. You can add more salt and pepper if you like, and then sprinkle the sesame seeds. That completes your Chinese mixed vegetable stir-fry. Do you want rice? You can always cook some Minute Rice and put the stir-fry over the rice and mix it up, so it fills you more! You can do the same with noodles if you prefer!

Chinese Brown Sauce

You cannot go wrong with Chinese takeout because it has that appealing flavor that you can find addictive. Wouldn’t it be great if you can make a dish at home that has that takeout flavor? The great thing is that you can because it is the Chinese brown sauce that provides it that distinct flavor. Making the sauce is so straightforward, and you can add the sauce to anything, whether it is meat and rice, meat and noodles, or only noodles or rice. Now let’s go over how to make the Chinese brown sauce starting with the ingredients:

  • One package of Chinese mixed vegetables
  • Two tablespoons of caster sugar
  • One and a half tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • One and a half tablespoons of Chinese rice wine
  • One tablespoon of dark soy sauce
  • One tablespoon of cornflour
  • One tablespoon of peanut oil
  • Five Skitake sliced mushrooms
  • Three sliced spring onions
  • One chopped garlic clove
  • Two teaspoons of minced ginger
  • Five ounces of water

Take a bowl and mix the caster sugar, Chinese rice wine, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, cornflour, and water and mix it. Keep it aside. Heat the skillet or wok and add the peanut oil, so it heats, and then add the ginger and garlic and mix it. Then add the Chinese mixed vegetables and the sliced onions and mushrooms and stir-fry it for a minute. Then stir the sauce in the bowl and then add the sauce to the skillet or wok. Keep stir-frying until the sauce becomes thick. By that time, you’ll thoroughly cook the vegetables and then do not overcook them. Serve it right away, and add some rice, noodles, or anything else to it!

Vegetable Chow Mein

Do you like chow mein dishes? If so, you can make your chow men with Chinese mixed vegetables, which takes less than a half-hour to prepare and cook. Let’s look at the ingredients that you will need to make chow mein and then go over the instructions:

  • One package of Chinese mixed vegetables
  • 12 ounces of chow mein noodles
  • One cups of thinly sliced cabbage, optional
  • One cup of celery sliced, optional
  • One cups of water
  • Two minced cloves of garlic
  • Four tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Two tablespoons of soy sauce
  • Two tablespoons of sweet soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds

The first thing to do is to cook up the noodles as per instructions on the package. Then, turn on the wok or skillet to medium heat, add the vegetable oil, and add the vegetables. Allow it to cook for two to three minutes and then throw in the garlic, and allow it to cook for a half-minute more. Then you will add the water, oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, and soy sauce and boil it for one minute. Then you will add the pasta and sprinkle it with sesame seeds. It will be time to serve dinner!

Conclusion

If you are looking for an easy Chinese takeout type of dinner you can make at home for a bit of time, you have some excellent options. You can save money, so you do not need to order the takeout, and you can also use healthy ingredients in the dinners you will make with Chinese mixed vegetables‘. The recipes above will be hits among your family, and you can make them as often as you would like. There are other recipes you can make by using mixed Chinese vegetables. However, the ones listed in this article will get you to a good start.

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