Better Than Takeout
Beef Fried Rice
Much healthier and tastier than the standard fried-rice neighborhood restaurants can deliver.
In Midtown New York City, the Kwik Meal cart serves amazing $7 lamb-over-rice. Here, F&W's version.
Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Cashews
Cashews contain oleic acid, the same monounsaturated fat that makes olive oil so heart-healthy.
Double-Pork, Double-Cheese Burgers
Ground pork is cheaper than ground beef, and you can use any creamy or pungent cheese you have in the fridge if you don't have Camembert or Gorgonzola on hand.
Chicken Burritos with Black-Bean Salsa and Pepper Jack
Pepper Jack cheese looks innocent enough but adds a nice kick to these burritos. If you prefer a milder taste, use regular Jack instead.
You can use gyoza wrappers instead of making dumpling dough.
Thai Chicken, Zucchini and Tomato Curry
Stir-frying isn’t always fast—not when there’s too much chopping. But this tasty recipe from F&W’s Marcia Kiesel requires minimal prep.
Sichuan Peppercorn Shrimp
The peppercorns and chiles give this dish a lot of heat best treated with a citrusy white ale.
Soft Pork Tacos with Spicy Black Beans
A healthy alternative to takeout, these tacos feature black beans—rich in cholesterol-lowering fiber and loaded with protein—as well as lean pork tenderloin.
Three-Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Pimientos
Fontina, Roquefort, and Parmesan are fantastic companions to the pimientos and sweet golden onions.
Green-Chile Burgers with Fried Eggs
To make preparation even easier, feel free to use any fresh bread you have in place of the buns.
Green-Tea Fortune Cookies
Joanne Chang likes having fun with the fortunes she puts inside these large cookies, like "Give the chef a big kiss." Shaping the tuiles while they're hot can be tricky, so consider using cotton gloves.
Original Egg Rolls
Instead of using standard egg roll wrappers, Wu bundles the filling in egg “crêpes,” then dips them in batter before frying.