Staple Food is what human must rely on, proving necessary 'energy' for people's life activity. They are rice, steamed bread, noodles and dumplings, ect., made of cereals, beans and tubers. They usually contain rich nutrition, such as starch, protein and vitamins.
However, some people have most misunderstanding about staple food. Some people especial some females think that staple food contains high high-calorie, and may lead to fatness. Actually, the energy 1 bowl of rice produces is almost the same as that of 10 g sunflower seeds. Some people think it has no nutritional value, while eating lean meat can supplement iron, eating vegetables can supplement dietary fiber, and eating fruits can supplement Vitamin C. Li Huiming, nutrition professor of Xiangya Hospital, tells the truth that corn, buckwheat and sorghum all contains rich dietary fiber, and bran is even 'champion of fiber'. Therefore, people should keep eating some staple food every day, either for health or for fitness.
Chinese name: 米饭 (mǐ fàn)
Step 1: Pick a certain amount of dry rice and wash it well in a soup bowl or a basin (usually 1 bowl of dry rice can be cooked into 1.5-2 bowls of cooked rice.).
Step 2: Pour the cleaned rice into the electric rice cooker and add in some water until the rice is fully immersed in (the proportion of the rice and the water is usually 1:1.2). Turn on the power. Cover and steam it for about half an hour when the Indicator lamp indicates you that the rice is ready.
Step 3: Turn off the Power. Pick it out of the cooker and serve it in a bowl.
Vegetable Dishes: Ma Po Tofu, Pine Nuts with Sweet Corn
Cold Dishes: Clear Noodles in Chili Sauce, Cucumber with Mashed Garlic
Seafoods: Steamed Perch, Braised Pomfret
Staple Foods: Chinese Dumplings, Yangzhou Fried Rice, Chow Mein
Soups: Sweet Corn Soup, West Lake Beef Soup, Tomato and Egg Soup
Our Guests Learn to Make Dumplings
On Jun. 9, 2010, Mr. Anatoly Vladimir Fridland, Ms. Ida Luta Fridland & Ms. Eilen Rachel Fridland from USA made a private conversation with a hostess of a local family at her personal apartment in Xian during their China travel organized by Travelchinaguide. The face-to-face cooking class of learning to cook Chinese rice, dumplings and Braised Pomfret made the home visit even exceptional.