The Chinese Pantry

These ingredients offer authentic flavor for Chinese cooking. You can find many of them in large supermarkets, and all of them in an Asian grocery.

Sesame Oil
Lee Harrelson

Sesame Oil

You’ll find two varieties: light, which has subtle flavor and a high smoke point that makes it ideal for stir-frying, and dark, which has a nutty flavor and aroma, and is typically used to finish a dish or a dipping sauce.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe