Fried Rice with Pork - Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas

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Our family loves Chinese food, and I have been known to go all out at least once a year and make a huge feast in our home for family and friends! I’m always on the look-out for delicious recipes to add to these Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas, so that everyone feels they are at a Chinese Buffet! 

Serve Beef Teriyaki for an easy Weeknight Dinner

(Post modified on 1/24/24.)

Yes, putting together a big Chinese dinner is a lot of work, but if you do as much preparation as possible ahead of time, things go more smoothly.

 

Plan Your Menu and Prep Foods Ahead

I’ll plan the menu out on paper, deciding what steps I can do ahead of time in an effort to save myself from that last-minute craziness. And it does help. But there’s no stopping it. It’s always crazy at the last minute. Especially when you’ve created this four-course dinner for ten that includes Egg Drop Soup, Fried Egg Rolls, Crab Rangoon, Fried Rice and two or three main dishes–because not everyone may like Beef Teriyaki!

This year, our family is going to do a Chinese Potluck Dinner, where each couple brings a dish or two to the dinner. I think this idea is going to work wonderfully. If you enjoy Asian cuisine or Chinese food, I hope you will give some of these recipes a try! They are some of our favorites!

 

Chinese Dinner Menu Ideas – Starters

Easy Egg Drop Soup is a delicious and simple recipe to begin your meal. Serve with Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, or your next stir-fry dinner. I like to serve the soup with fried wonton strips. So yummy! 

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Easy Egg Drop Soup
This is a very easy recipe to serve with Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, or your next stir-fry dinner. Serve with fried wonton strips.
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Making your own Egg Rolls calls for a bit of work, but it is well worth the effort. My family loves them–even more than those at restaurants. These little gems are filled with sausage and well seasoned vegetables, and are then fried in deep fat for a crispy golden shell. Make them ahead and freeze them to make things even easier! 

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Egg Rolls
Although this recipe calls for a bit of work, it is well worth the effort. Serve with Fried Rice or Egg Drop Soup. Yum!
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These little Crab Rangoon appetizers are perfect to go with your next Chinese meal. Crab meat in a seasoned cream cheese mixture enclosed in a fried wonton. So Yummy! These little appetizers also freeze very well. 

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Crab Rangoon
We love Asian food and these little appetizers are perfect to go with your next Chinese meal.
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The Main Entree

Fried Rice is the perfect side for your Chinese Dinner Menu. It goes well with sweet and sour, spicy, or savory stir-fry dishes with chicken, beef, or pork. Or add in pieces of chopped meat, and it becomes a light weeknight dinner.

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Fried Rice
Fried Rice is a wonderful recipe to add to your Chinese Dinner Menu. Or add in pieces of chopped meat, and it becomes a light summer dinner.
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Beef Teriyaki with Vegetables is a delicious recipe that rivals that of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Thin strips of beef in a savory teriyaki sauce. 

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Beef Teriyaki with Vegetables
Here's a delicious recipe that rivals that of your favorite Chinese restaurant. Slender pieces of beef steak with stir-fry vegetables and a tangy brown sauce served over white rice.
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Crispy Sesame Chicken is one of my favorite dishes to eat at a Chinese restaurant. It’s easy to make at home when you’re craving a little Chinese food. Bite sized pieces of chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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Crispy Sesame Chicken
Crispy Sesame Chicken is one of my favorite dishes to eat at a Chinese restaurant. It’s easy to make at home, too. Bite sized pieces of chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
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This Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry is a quick and easy weeknight dinner to make for your family. It’s especially tasty on a summer night when you want a lighter meal after a hot day.

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Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry
Here's a light and tangy recipe to make for your family! A perfect weeknight dinner.
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Pork Lo Mein is a Asian recipe to try making for your family. Tender pieces of thinly sliced pork and vegetables in a tangy sauce served over perfectly cooked linguine. So good!

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Pork Lo Mein
Here's a delicious Asian recipe to try for your family. Tender pieces of pork and vegetables in a tangy sauce served over perfectly cooked noodles. Delicious!
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I worked for months trying to get Orange Chicken with Rice just right. Crunchy pieces of breaded chicken breast in a tangy orange sauce with vegetables over a bed or fluffy rice. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

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Orange Chicken with Rice
I worked for months trying to get Orange Chicken with Rice just right. Crunchy pieces of breaded chicken breast in a tangy orange sauce with vegetables over a bed or fluffy rice. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
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This Sweet and Sour Pork recipe is the perfect Main Course. Tender pieces of Seared Pork. Pineapple Chunks. Carrots, bell peppers, and onions, all come together in a sweet and savory sauce.

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Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork recipe is the perfect Main Course. Tender pieces of Seared Pork. Pineapple Chunks. Carrots, bell peppers, and onions, all mixed together in a sweet and savory sauce.
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Chinese Menu – Dessert Ideas

I don’t yet have a Chinese Fortune Cookie Recipe, but these Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are giant disks of wonder. They spread out on the pan to make a lovely mix of crispy-chewiness

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Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Here's a delicious recipe that reminds me of the cookies my grandma would give me when she worked as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies. Enjoy!
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This recipe for Cherry Almond Cake Bars is so easy to make and quite delicious. I like making it for family gatherings or potluck dinners at church. This moist cake with cherries and an almond glaze is a great way to end a Chinese dinner.

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Cherry Almond Cake Bars
Here's an easy delicious recipe I like to make for potlucks or for family gatherings. Enjoy!
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There is something very special about Macadamia Nut Cookies, especially when they include delicious white chocolate nibs in them! Melt-in-your-mouth, buttery cookies with chopped macadamia nuts and white chocolate. So yummy!

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Macadamia Nut Cookies
There is something very special about a Macadamia Nut Cookie. We love them!
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