Recipe 26/52 for my 30 before 30 list. I am making and blogging about one new recipe a week. The holidays are here! It is time to get together with friends and family members. I thought I would share some restaurant-inspired party tips and include a delicious fried rice recipe.
Restaurant-Inspired Party Tips
DECIDE YOUR DATE AND THEME
I decided to go with an Asian themed dinner. We love going out for Hibachi, Sushi and Chinese food so this was perfect. We also love having a lot of appetizers and side dishes at our parties rather then one large main dish.
INVITE YOUR GUESTS
There are a few friends we always invite to our parties. Thankfully they are always willing to try my food and go along with my crazy ideas. I am sure you all know some friends that are like that!
PLAN YOUR FOOD
This could be the hardest part of the dinner party. OR you could make it easy and serve already made Tai Pei Egg Rolls AND Spring Rolls. These are so easy to make. Just pop them in the oven at 450 for 15 to 20 minutes. Plus they come with the dipping sauce already. Sweet! I bought the Shrimp Egg Rolls and the Mini Chicken Spring Rolls. My favorite were the shrimp egg rolls with their delicious crispy wrappers filled with fresh cut veggies and hearty shrimp.
Tai Pei combines authentic Asian-style cuisine; exciting, traditional flavor varieties; and a fun takeout-style experience ready to eat in just minutes. While they were cooking, I took my cooled white rice and made some Fried Rice. Yumm!
By Sarah Halstead
- 4 cups cooked and cooled long grain rice
- 1 chopped onion
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Vegetable Oil
- Make sure your rice has cooled completely.
- Heat about a tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium high heat, add the eggs and stir to scramble.
- Season with salt and dice the eggs into smaller pieces.
- Remove the eggs and set aside on a plate.
- Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil and saute the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent.
- Add the rice and eggs and stir.
- Next add butter, soy sauce and sugar mixing well.
- Serve with Yum Yum Sauce.
GATHER YOUR DECORATIONS
If I was going to have an Asian Party I would buy some red and gold paper lanterns, red napkins, chopsticks. I like to make my own paper party decorations, therefore I would make some food tents to let my guests know what kind of rolls and sauces I have. I would also make/buy take out boxes and include a fortune cookie and maybe another type of Asian dessert.
MAKE PLENTY OF LISTS
You will need a lot of to do lists to make sure your complete everything for your party. Make one for food, cleaning, decorations, guests, etc.
Where to find Tai Pei:
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I found my Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls in the Freezer Convenience Meals section at Walmart.
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