Beijing Olympics Challenge: Make 3 Record-Breaking Meals
This entry was posted on August 11, 2008.
It's difficult to watch the Beijing Olympics without feeling the urge to compete. Instead of pole-vaulting onto the couch, aspiring chefs can put their culinary skills to the test in our record-breaking meals challenge.
You'll need quick and easy Asian cooking packets, rice, a timer, and bullhorn (optional). Pick one recipe and make a savory Asian dish for the whole family. Bonus points if you flavor your creation with Japanese seasonings.
If you'd rather not make a record-breaking meal, try a sushi sprint with one of these Beijing Olympics sushi party platters and see which one of your friends can roll sushi the fastest.
You'll need: Japanese Vegetable Rice Mix, 2-1/4 cups of rice, 2 cups of water, rice cooker (optional).
Wash 2-1/4 cups of rice; drain well.
Add Dashi flavoring packet (small packet) to rice.
Add 2 cups of water to rice and Dashi packet; mix well.
Pour entire Kamameshi Vegetable Packet (large packet) and spread over rice. (It is not necessary to mix content with rice). Use rice cooker for best results.
CHICKEN STIR FRY WITH PLUM SAUCE
You'll need: 4 oz. diced chicken, Lee Kum Kee Plum Sauce, 2 oz. each red and green pepper, 1 tbsp. cooking oil.
Stir-fry 4 oz. diced chicken in 1 tbsp. cooking oil
When chicken is cooked half through (when it turns white in color), add 3 tbsp. plum sauce and 2 oz. each red and green bell pepper.
Peel Shrimp and wash. Pat dry
shrimp on paper towel. Place dried shrimp
and flour packet content (white packet) into a plastic bag. Shake mixture until
flour covers the shrimp.
Preheat oil in frying pan and add floured shrimp. Pan-fry floured shrimp
over medium heat, turning shrimp as needed, until shrimps are fully cooked.
Add large flavoring packet and green onions; stir until contents are thoroughly mixed.
The optional small hot sauce packet may be used to spice up the Chili Shrimp. Note: this dish is extremely spicy. Use optional hot sauce packet in small amounts or not at all.
Congratulations on completing our Beijing Olympics cooking challenge! Comment below with any tips or tricks for rapid meal making. Reward the winner with tasty treats and more available at Asianfoodgrocer.