Menu: Happy New Year!

Planning a family New Year’s feast? Consider making Chinese food! Much of this menu can be made ahead, leaving you to enjoy the party, whether it’s tonight or on New Year’s Day. If you want to venture out on your own for menu planning, check out the Menu Planning Tips post, and remember to serve a fish for the finale! The menu below easily serves 4 – you can use it as a base and add some other dishes if you have more guests.

the recipes:

the strategy:

  1. Cook the rice for the Eight Jewels rice, then assemble the dessert – you can steam it ahead and reheat or just assemble for now.
  2. Soak the rice for the Basic Steamed Rice.
  3. Prepare all the cold dish vegetables: spinach, daikon/carrots, bell peppers and their dressings/sauces.
  4. Assemble the Red-cooked Pork ingredients and begin to braise.
  5. Assemble the Steamed Fish.
  6. Prepare the ingredients for Chicken with Broccoli.
  7. Start the Basic Steamed Rice.
  8. Start steaming the fish.
  9. Combine the vegetables with their dressings/sauces.
  10. Stirfry the Chicken with Broccoli.
  11. While you eat, steam or reheat the Eight Jewels Rice for dessert.

Happy New Year!

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