Green Vegetable with Mushroom
Style: Fujian Cuisine
Characteristics: Green vegetable with mushroom is not only fresh in color, but it also tastes very good. Well tailored to suit most tastes, it can be cooked all year round using simple cooking methods.
One of the home-style dishes of Fujian cuisine, green vegetable with mushroom seems light, but it is a very nutritious vegetable dish. Mushroom is rich in protein, fat, carbohydrate and contains lots of amino acid, while green vegetable is high in minerals and vitamins.
rape, heart of cabbage or other green vegetables, 250g
fresh mushrooms, 200g (or dried mushrooms, 50g)
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
1. Clean the green vegetables and quarter the ribs slightly with a kitchen knife on the chopping board.
2. Clean the fresh black mushrooms. Hull them, cut into chunnks, and put them onto a plate (if using dried mushrooms, first soak them in warm water for about 1 hour).
Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add some cooking oil. Add the garlic slices and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the prepared green vegetables, and stir-fry for about 1 minute until they shrink. Add some salt and and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Turn off the heat. Remove from the wok and place on a plate tidily.
Clean the wok and place it over high heat again. Add some cooking oil. Pour in the mushroom chunks when the oil is hot. Stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add 1/3 bowl of water, and braise it on low heat for about 5 minutes. Turn to medium heat, add some salt, soy sauce and wet cornstarch, and stir-fry for 20 seconds more. Turn off the heat. Remove from the wok and place on the cooked vegetables. Pour the juice in the wok onto the green vegetables with mushroom.
After finishing two steps of this recipe, you can now bring it to the dinning table and enjoy a plateful of Fujian delicacy.
- On Jul.5, 2012, Mr. Steen, Ms. Lone, Ms. Anne, and Mr. Andreas from Denmark had a family visit with our tour guide to a local family in Xian, where they learnt from the hostess to make dumplings and cook Green Vegetable with Mushroom. The ingredients used in this dish were easy to prepare with fewer seasonings, so it was the first selection for the abecedarians. Beyond that we were very glad to know that they even had confidence in learning Chinese food after this visit.
On Jun. 22, 2012, Mr. Sjamsuddin, Ms. Dede, Mr. Jason & Ms. Wimmy from USA was delighted to learn how to make dumplings, Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs & Green Vegetable with Mushroom in a local family in Xian when they were on their China tour organized by our company. They said in their feedback to us that the host was very gracious, polite and was able to show them the correct way of folding and pinching the dumplings, and the family visit was a highlight.
On Mar. 25, 2011, Ms. Ingrid from Germany made a family visit with cooking class in Xian when joining a tour group arranged by TravelChinaGuide. She had a cooking class by the hostess face to face, learning to cook Green Vegetable with Mushroom & Hot and Sour Soup.