Monday, May 3, 2010

American Chinese Food: It's What's For Dinner

We are proud to present, after a few weeks' hiatus, a delightful meal that we highly recommend to our readers: Fried rice with homemade egg rolls. This is even good for leftovers and quite cheap, so make plenty and save money.

Homemade Egg Rolls (makes 24)

Wrapper Ingredients
2 C flour
1 egg
1t salt
1/2 C ice water

  1. Pour flour into a bowl.
  2. Beat egg and salt in a second bowl. Mix 1/4 C ice water into egg mixture.
  3. Add egg mixture to flour along with the remainder of ice water. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Knead dough for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  5. Cover the dough and let sit for 30 minutes (you can work on the egg roll innards while waiting).
  6. Knead the dough briefly, then divide into 24 equal parts.
  7. Roll each part into 3 to 4 inch squares.
  8. Stack them with a thin dusting of cornstarch between to prevent them from sticking.

Egg rolls
24 egg roll wrappers
1/2 head of cabbage, in small pieces
10-15 baby carrots, grated
2 chicken breasts, diced
garlic powder
soy sauce

  1. Fry chicken in oil along with pepper, salt, garlic powder, ginger, and soy sauce.
  2. Mix the cabbage and carrots in a bowl.
  3. Lay out wrapper. Fill it with about two spoons of vegetables and a few pieces of chicken, then wrap it up.
  4. Fry each egg roll in oil, using tongs to turn and remove them as they begin to brown. Don't cook them beyond a golden brown.

Fried Rice
2-3 eggs
soy sauce

  1. Cook rice as normal.
  2. Begin to fry rice. Add copious amounts of soy sauce.
  3. Mix in eggs and peas.
  4. Let simmer for a few minutes.

There you have it: a simple yet delightful meal. Bon appetit!


  1. The way they're arranged on the plates reminds me of paw prints! Cougar prints perhaps? :)

  2. Uh...yeah! Exactly! Go BYU! ;)

  3. I think I am going to have to try this :-)