How to Cook Basic Chinese Rice Dishes

Delicious Chinese pineapple and shrimp fried rice
Delicious Chinese pineapple and shrimp fried rice. Chris Radley Photography

Chinese people have long history of eating rice. Rice is a very important food in Chinese cuisine.


From Pearl balls to Yangchow fried rice, a collection of Chinese and Asian recipes with rice as the primary ingredient.


Basic Cooked Rice

This article shows you how to cook basic rice. This recipe makes about 3 cups of rice. Adjust as necessary depending on how much rice you need.


How to Cook Jasmine Rice

This article shows you how to cook Jasmine Rice.


Chicken in Rice

Chicken in rice is a healthy one-dish meal that is easy to digest, making it a good choice for children and seniors. Feel free to add 2 or 3 Chinese sausages, cut on the diagonal into thin slices, or a few slices of cooked ham if desired. Chicken in rice serves 3 to 4 people.


Basic Congee Recipes

This article introduces you to three different ways to prepare this basic congee. There are no rules about what you can add to congee, you can put all kinds of different ingredients into your congee. Typically people add meat, fish, vegetables and healthy herbs and you can also add shredded lotus root and gingko nuts. You can also make a sweet version of congee with Chinese dates, jujubes and a bit of rock sugar.


Shanghai Vegetable Rice

Everything is cooked in one pot in this version of Shanghai vegetable rice, an eastern Chinese dish.

Steaming sausages on top of rice is a common Chinese cooking technique which gives the rice extra flavour.


But if you are a vegan then you can leave out the Chinese sausage and use vegetable stock to cook the rice with to add some flavour in this delicious dish.


Vegetable Rice

Plain cooked rice and stir-fried bok choy taste great on their own, but pairing them adds something extra.

In this recipe for vegetable rice, adding stir-fried vegetables to steaming rice means the rice is nicely infused with their flavor. There are numerous variations on this eastern Chinese dish – for example, you can forego the mushrooms and add steamed Chinese sausages, or replace the bok choy with Chinese cabbage.


Cooked Rice with Bok Choy and Gammon Recipe

This is a delicious, easy and cook rice dish that you must try!


Fried Rice Recipes:


Basic Fried Rice Recipe

This is a basic recipe for fried rice that you can add to as desired. If adding other ingredients, increase the number of eggs to 3.


Yangzhou Fried Rice Recipe

Yangzhou fried rice is one of the most popular fried rice dishes in the world. There are many different version of Yangzhou fried rice and here is a simple version of Yangzhou fried rice.


Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken fried rice is a great way to use leftovers. Like all fried rice dishes, chicken fried rice tastes best when using leftover cooked rice.


Beef Fried Rice With Onion and Shredded Carrot Recipe

This beef fried rice recipe is very quick, easy and simple. It’s also full of nutrition which makes it a perfect weeknight dinner dish.


Prawn and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

One of my favourite dishes when I was young is this pineapple and prawn fried rice. Possibly the most endearing memory of this dish is having the fried rice served literally in a pineapple. It’s just so much fun to see food that has been served in a pineapple rather than ordinary plates or bowls.


Glutinous Rice Recipes:


Fabulous Stuffed Lotus Root With Sweet Sticky Rice

This is a very classic Chinese dessert that’s delicious and beautiful and very suitable for serving in a banquet.


Eight Treasure Rice Pudding Chinese New Year Dessert

This dessert is a traditional Chinese New Year dessert.


Chinese Pearl Meatballs Recipe

Pearl meatballs are a classic Chinese banquet and party appetizer. While this is a meatball in the sense it’s a ball of meat, because we cover it in a layer of glutinous rice we give it a much more attractive name of pearl meatball.


Zongzi Stick Rice Dumplings


Lotus Leaf Wraps- Lo Mai Gai