Chinese New Year Made Easy #bluedragonmom

Gong hey fat choy! The Chinese New Year celebrations kick off tomorrow and for the next 15 days the festivities will be filled with parades, fire crackers, family gatherings, and food, lots and lots of delicious food! Much like our North American holidays, the Chinese New Year is focused on some pretty good eating too! That seems to be tradition in any culture when you gather friends and relatives around right? This will be the year of the horse according to the Chinese Zodiac, so it’s only fair that we get to eat like one too! 

Feeling a little intimidated by Chinese cooking? There’s no need to shy away from celebrating the Chinese New Year with your family this year, even if cooking outside your culture is a bit overwhelming. Blue Dragon makes whipping up your favourite Chinese dishes so easy, by taking the guess work out for you and handing over perfectly prepared sauces ready to add to your favourite ingredients. 

Basic Stir Fry with rice noodles - Mom vs the Boys

Creating a basic but delicious stir fry

It’s no wonder that the Chinese stir fry is admired around the world, it’s super fast to put together, looks amazing and tastes even better! There  is really no right or wrong with a stir fry, you can make it any way you like, with the ingredients that you like best. This is a good way to use up veggies before they go bad and perfect for a week night meal that will be ready in a heart beat. 

The Chinese use a ‘wok’ which is a large round-bottomed frying pan, a little thinner than your standard frying pan. If you don’t have one on hand, just use a nice deep frying pan to hold all the goodness. Prepare all of your ingredients before you start, stir frying is a quick process and it’s best to have everything ready to go. Decide on your base, will you be using rice or noodles? I love both, but happen to have rice on hand more frequently. Cook according the package and drain. 
blue dragon rice noodle package

Start your stir fry  by adding some oil to your hot pan. Toss in your desired protein (chicken, beef, pork, fish, shellfish or tofu) and once it’s just about cooked through add in your crunchy veggies like onions and peppers. After a minute or two follow up with softer ingredients like mushrooms. Once you have everything cooked through and tossed together, add in your favourite Blue Dragon sauce and heat through. Easy Peasy. 

Basic Stir Fry with rice  - Mom vs the Boys

Ingredients to try in your stir fry

broccoli 
bell peppers
onions 
zucchini 
carrots
celery 
yellow squash 
water chestnuts
cashews
baby corn on the cob
mushrooms
pineapple
bean sprouts
spinach
sugar snap or snow peas
bamboo shoots

Everything but the kitchen sink right? Just use what you have on hand and it is sure to be fantastic

Basic Stir Fry with rice noodles - Mom vs the Boys

Blue Dragon Stir Fry Sauces

Broccoli Beef Stir Fry Sauce
Chilli Coconut Stir Fry Sauce
Chinese Curry Stir Fry Sauce
Chow Mein Stir Fry Sauce
General Tao Stir Fry Sauce
Honey Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce
Sweet and Sour Stir Fry Sauce
Szechuan Pepper Stir Fry Sauce
Tomato and Sweet Chilli Stir Fry Sauce
Wasabi Plum Stir Fry Sauce

Basic Stir Fry with rice noodles - Mom vs the Boys

 

What Blue Dragon sauce do you want to try first?

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 

Disclosure: I am part of the Blue Dragon Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and Ireceive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Comments

  1. Yum! Vermacelli is my favourite and it looks SO good with that stir fry! I must try this Blue Dragon you speak of!

  2. I have never heard of Blue Dragon!! I love stir fries! I could eat them everyday!! This looks like a fun, easy way to make a stir fry on a busy school night!! When can you buy Blue Dragon

  3. I tried the coconut one and it is delicious! Love Blue Dragon!

  4. That sounds delicious. I love rice noodles. I lived on those in much of my 20s (well the part before I got married and a tiny bit after.) They are very easy to digest and delicious. I haven’t heard much about this brand before. I will look for it from now on.

  5. Love stir fry, so fast, healthy and tasty! Love the mini corns as well. Will watch for Blue dragon

  6. Broccoli is my favorite thing to put in stir fry, that and baby corn. You recipe looks so good!

  7. Stir-fry needs to have water chestnuts in it!

  8. Elva Roberts says:

    I used to make stir fries all the time but I haven’t made one for years. Reading this post has inspired to start making them again.
    I did not know we could buy the Stir Fry Sauces. That would make the meal so much tastier and easier. Thank you and I will be looking for these Sauces in our local Sobey’s.

  9. I love the versatility of stirfry. My mother’s much better at it than me (I tend to either under or overcook), but you’re right that ti really is quite simple!

  10. Elva Roberts says:

    I used to make Stir Fries quite often but not so much in the later years. I didn’t Realize that I could buy sauces to make my Stir Fry complete and that there were so many varieties. Thank you for the basic stir fry and the sauces I may buy to complete the dish. I know I will be making Stir Fries again as soon as I find these sauces.

  11. loucheryl says:

    I was looking for a recipe for a basic stir fry. Thanks!

  12. Stir frys are my favorite and I love them because You can change them up
    with different veggies and meats.I am going to love the sweet and sour one.

  13. The beauty of stir-fries are you can use what you have on hand or what you like the most.

  14. kathy downey says:

    Thanks i do enjoy a nice stir fry

  15. Stir frys are so great because they are so versatile.

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