How to Cook Perfect Instant Pot Rice

Making perfectly cooked white rice is easier than ever with this Instant Pot rice recipe! Instant Pots are all the rage these days and it could be a good decision for you if you want to consolidate appliances like a rice cooker, slow cooker, a yogurt machine, and a pressure cooker all in one. While it may seem like a…

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Korean Fried Chicken (Sweet, Spicy & Extra Crispy!)

Double fried to crispy perfection, this saucy Korean fried chicken recipe is sweet and comes with a gochujang kick. This recipe is specifically the sweet and spicy version, called yangnyeom-chikin, which means “seasoned chicken,” but you can leave this sauceless for an amazing treat too. What’s so special about Korean fried chicken? Korean fried chicken, also generally called “huraideu-chikin,” is…

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Easy Onion & Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

This bok choy recipe will give you tender, but crisp bites of fresh greens in a savory sauce that is as fast to make as it is to eat. If you’re like me and love incorporating different types of greens into your meals and want to change things up from spinach or everyday greens, this is definitely worth adding to…

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Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag Filipino)

Savory and crispy fried garlic pieces covered in plump and steamy rice–smelling garlic rice in the air is how I always want to wake up. This simple, but flavorful side dish is so easy to follow that you’ll want to make it every day. What does rice / garlic rice mean to Filipinos/Asians ? How common is this rice? Garlic…

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Cheung Fun Recipe (Steamed Rice Noodle Rolls)

Soft and tender sheets of rice noodle filled with sweet and savory roasted pork, drizzled with seasoning sauce and topped with chopped scallions–cheung fun is one of my go to dim sum dishes. This thinly steamed rice paper that is often brimming with various fillings and rolled altogether tastes the best when it’s fresh out of the steamer. With this…

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Onigiri Recipe – Japanese Rice Balls

Onigiri are fluffy shaped rice balls wrapped in nori and packed with a variety of different savory fillings like buttery salmon, umami flavored bonito and soy sauce, creamy tuna, and furikake. Onigiri, also known as o-musubi or rice ball, is a Japanese food staple that you can find in Japanese restaurants or grocery stores. It’s an easy way to transport…

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Pork and Shrimp Shumai Recipe

Dumplings come in many shapes and sizes, but plump pork and shrimp shumai with their unmistakable combo of Asian aromatics and seasoning are a staple in dim sum carts around the world. These dumplings are the perfect shape for dipping into a mixture of soy sauce and chili oil. Shumai, also known as siumaai, siomai, or shaomai, are traditional Chinese…

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Crispy Lumpia (Filipino Lumpiang Shanghai Spring Rolls)

Hot and crispy fried spring rolls filled with seasoned ground pork and dipped into a sweet and sour sauce–lumpiang Shanghai, or lumpia, is my go to snack at any Filipino party and it never disappoints.  What is lumpia?  My girlfriend’s family throws a lot of parties (par for the course with many Filipino families though) and lumpia is always the…

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How To Cook Rice in a Rice Cooker

Once you learn how to cook rice in a rice cooker, it will be dead simple to repeat for consistent, fluffy and delicious rice every time. Hands off too! Simply rinse the rice, use a 1:1 ratio of water to rice, start the machine and you’re good to go. For more details about the reasons ‘why’, read on! I first…

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Pandan Waffle Recipe (Bánh Kẹp Lá Dứa)

Any waffle lover can attest to the intoxicating aroma of waffles hot off the iron. This pandan waffle recipe takes it up a notch (and in a Vietnamese / southeast Asian direction) with its sweet aroma of pandan, rich coconutty taste, chewy mochi center, and a crispy outer texture. What to expect with these waffles Not to be confused with…

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