Fancy Cut Carrot

Here’s a 1 minute video with a tip on how to cut carrot for presentation: Kitchen Convivial Tips: Fancy Cut Carrot

I like the way Chinese restaurants often cut carrot for presentation in their dishes.
This is simple technique to make carrot slices that are much more attractive than round pieces!

Here’s a related video on how to cut matchstick or julienne carrot: Matchstick Carrots

Leftover Rice

Here’s a 2 minute video with a great tip about how to keep leftover rice in your freezer: Kitchen Convivial Tips: Leftover Rice

You can keep leftover rice, i.e., sticky rice, as individually wrapped servings in the freezer.

Then thaw them in the microwave on their own, e.g., to use to make fried rice, or top them with your favorite accompaniment, and reheat them together.
Microwave perhaps 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on high.

Cashew Fried Rice and Baby Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

Cashew Fried Rice and Baby Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

Here’s a vegetarian meal and the fried rice could easily be prepared vegan by substituting mashed tofu for scrambled egg, as in the recipe below.

The fried rice contains both peas (from frozen) and fresh pea pods.
I found it to be somewhat bland, so I added green pepper, white onion, sesame oil, black bean sauce, chili garlic sauce, and fish roe as well, as with my Fish Roe Fried Rice.

Baby Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

The bok choy was nice as-is (recipe below), although I used palm sugar rather than brown sugar and corn starch rather than potato starch.

Here are the recipes I consulted:
Chinese Cashew Fried Rice Recipe
Chinese-Style Baby Bok Choy with Mushroom Sauce

This one is an indian-spiced variation that I’m anxious to try:
Peas and Cashew Fried Rice

Related (?): DJ Baby Bok Choy :-)