Wok On – Ching-He Huang Cookbook Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Wok On: Deliciously Balanced Meals in 30 Minutes or Less by Ching-He Huang in our giveaway below.

Ching-He Huang is a well-known television personality who has authored a library of cooking titles. Focusing on fresh, organic, ethically sourced ingredients, she creates modern dishes that fuse Chinese tradition with innovation.

In her latest book, the basics of using a wok are covered along with Ching’s tips and tricks for fail-proof techniques. The recipes here are drawn from across Asia with almost each being able to be made in 30 minutes or less. The author provides designations as to which dishes are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian, along with the time needed to complete the recipe as well as nutritional data.

I love Ching-He’s books. Her recipes are approachable, work well and are family favorites.

Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice
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Prep 20 mins * Cooking 5 mins * Dairy Free * Serves 2  * kcal 466 * carbs 49g * protein 8.9g  * fat 22.8g

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 5 oz smoked thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • 6 large fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced into 3⁄8-inch strips
  • 2 1⁄4 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or low-sodium light soy sauce
  • 3⁄4 cup finely diced fresh pineapple flesh
  • 1—2 scallions, sliced on a deep diagonal, to garnish

To serve

  • sriracha chili sauce
  • a few lime wedges (optional)

Who doesn’t love ham and pineapple pizza? Hawaiian is one of my favorite pizza flavors, and I can’t get enough of it, so a bacon and pineapple fried rice is the next best thing. The black pepper helps to add a bit of heat and spice to complement the smokiness of the bacon, and the sweetness of the pineapple. For those who are skeptical about pineapple in fried rice, it’s a staple dish and hails from the Yunnan region in China.

If you’re vegan, you can lose the bacon and instead wok-fry some rehydrated cubed dried Chinese mushrooms, which are a great textured, earthy-smoky substitute.

Heat a wok over high heat until smoking, add the canola oil, and give it a swirl. Add the ginger, and stir-fry for 5 seconds, then add the diced bacon and stir-fry for 1 minute to caramelize it around the edges. Season with the dark soy sauce and black pepper, and toss well. Add the mushrooms and wok-fry together for 30 seconds.

Tip in the cooked rice, season with the tamari or light soy sauce, then add the pineapple and stir gently to mix well. Garnish with the scallions, and serve with some sriracha chili sauce. For an extra zing and a truly tropical taste, you can squeeze some lime juice over, if you like.

Recipe excerpt and photograph from: Wok On by Ching-He Huang ©2019 Kyle Books, and photographs ©Tamin Jones. Used with the permission of the publisher.

Thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US. Eat Your Books is providing one copy worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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130 Comments

  • Kristjudy  on  November 26, 2019

    Japanese omelet

  • elizamatt  on  November 26, 2019

    Mock chicken and broccoli “oyster” sauce chow mein would be my first choice to try.

  • miggsy  on  November 26, 2019

    Thai green sweet potato curry

  • MiMi60  on  November 26, 2019

    Wok-fried zucchini with corn and chiles

  • hbakke  on  November 26, 2019

    Steamed Sichuan hot and sour chicken

  • lauriesk  on  November 26, 2019

    Saucy mushroom and ginger tofu

  • PeavineBlues  on  November 26, 2019

    Kung Pao Chicken

  • ravensfan  on  November 26, 2019

    Oxtail and turnip noodle soup (Nuoromein)

  • lean1  on  November 26, 2019

    5 spice sauce chicken stir fry

  • calguire  on  November 26, 2019

    Thai green sweet potato curry

  • erinsuzanne  on  November 26, 2019

    General Tso’s chicken wings

  • monica1962  on  November 27, 2019

    Vegan pho

  • SDkid605  on  November 27, 2019

    Versatile stir fried rice

  • GiovannaR  on  November 27, 2019

    Vegan pho

  • dbranigan27  on  November 27, 2019

    I would try the Drunken scallops with samphire.

  • sarahawker  on  November 27, 2019

    Japanese rice omelet (Omu-raisu)

  • LeMinou  on  November 27, 2019

    Drunken scallops with samphire

  • MarciK  on  November 27, 2019

    Thai coconut cod curry

  • kmn4  on  November 27, 2019

    Pearly beef balls

  • Pizzacat13  on  November 28, 2019

    Thai-inspired chicken coconut broth sounds delish

  • EDoherty  on  November 28, 2019

    Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice

  • maci234  on  November 28, 2019

    Kung Pao Chicken

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 28, 2019

    Japanese rice omelet

  • janv  on  November 28, 2019

    Beef and spinach rice soup

  • Steben  on  November 28, 2019

    Saucy mushroom and ginger tofu

  • fujirw  on  November 28, 2019

    Japanese rice omelet!

  • uk2nl  on  November 29, 2019

    My Mom’s Sriracha ketchup shrimp

  • mharriman  on  November 29, 2019

    Crispy family snapper with black bean sauce.

  • bopper  on  November 29, 2019

    Addictive Crispy Seaweed

  • RuthHarwood  on  November 30, 2019

    Kung Pao Chicken

  • moralla  on  November 30, 2019

    smoked salmon fried rice

  • thecharlah  on  November 30, 2019

    Spiced mock chicken with snow peas

  • debbiehb  on  November 30, 2019

    Wok fried ginger miso spinach

  • Dannausc  on  November 30, 2019

    Classic plain congee

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 1, 2019

    Mock chicken and broccoli “oyster” sauce chow mein

  • mpdeb98  on  December 1, 2019

    Thai green sweet potato curry

  • Laura1  on  December 1, 2019

    vegan pho

  • Siegal  on  December 1, 2019

    Vegan pho

  • LaurenE  on  December 1, 2019

    Thai green sweet potato curry

  • Lora724  on  December 1, 2019

    Oyster sauce, miso, and honey spiced shrimp chow mein sounds delish!

  • sequoia55  on  December 2, 2019

    Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice

  • ejsimpson  on  December 2, 2019

    General Tso’s chicken wings

  • Dendav  on  December 2, 2019

    Vegan pho

  • jason0389  on  December 2, 2019

    Wok-fried zucchini with corn and chiles

  • MeganGarcia  on  December 3, 2019

    General Tso’s chicken wings

  • JessHeilman  on  December 4, 2019

    Saucy mushroom and ginger tofu. Sounds amazing!

  • NaomiH  on  December 6, 2019

    Malaysian-style fried chicken with okra on jasmine rice

  • trudys_person  on  December 6, 2019

    Vegan Pho! Love noodles!

  • lenode  on  December 7, 2019

    Mock chicken and broccoli “oyster” sauce chow mein!

  • antpantsii  on  December 7, 2019

    Crispy “family snapper” with black bean sauce
    sounds yummy

  • jinni  on  December 8, 2019

    Chunky cod laksa.

  • jinni  on  December 8, 2019

    Yu siang halibut And chunky cod laksa

  • fujirw  on  December 8, 2019

    Japanese Rice Omelet.

  • AEA  on  December 9, 2019

    Drunken scallops and samphire sound delicious

  • bookmark31  on  December 9, 2019

    Pearly beef balls

  • bookmark58  on  December 9, 2019

    Kung Pao Chicken

  • Ishtar  on  December 10, 2019

    Chunky cod laksa

  • bookmark77  on  December 10, 2019

    Japanese rice omelette

  • fionajk42  on  December 11, 2019

    Spiced mock chicken with snow peas

  • hibeez  on  December 11, 2019

    General Tso’s chicken wings

  • BatshevaR  on  December 12, 2019

    thai green sweet potato curry

  • Veebha  on  December 13, 2019

    Soy mushroom crisy Chinese eggs

  • t.t  on  December 14, 2019

    Vietnamese-style golden tofu noodle salad

  • Cakebaker  on  December 15, 2019

    Thai green curry is a favourite of mine so I’ll make that.

  • kimbolarson  on  December 16, 2019

    Crabmeat sweet corn soup.

  • adleao  on  December 17, 2019

    Spicy Duck

  • jd5761  on  December 17, 2019

    Vegan pho for me

  • chris2468  on  December 19, 2019

    kung pao chicken

  • Belene  on  December 23, 2019

    Eggy tomato cabbage ho fun

  • ChrisU_AU  on  December 24, 2019

    Chunky cod laksa

  • clairew137  on  December 26, 2019

    japanese omelet

  • TammyDee  on  December 26, 2019

    I’d try the Mock Fish Cakes with Crispy Vegetables first. It sounds delicious.

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 27, 2019

    love sweet potatoes so might start with the Thai green sweet potato curry found on page 25

  • Vanderpham  on  December 27, 2019

    Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice

  • psarocks1  on  December 27, 2019

    Eggy tomato cabbage ho fun

  • Joyceeong  on  December 27, 2019

    Miso Honey Ribs

  • Armibakes  on  December 28, 2019

    Japanese rise omelet

  • Kelandab  on  December 28, 2019

    Japanese rice omlet sounds fab

  • AJL123  on  December 29, 2019

    Addictive crispy seaweed

  • Judyfos  on  December 29, 2019

    Thai green sweet potato curry

  • Sand9  on  December 31, 2019

    Boozy Drunken Shrimp x

  • Sfgordon  on  December 31, 2019

    Chunky cod laksa sounds good.

  • Isis1981uk  on  January 1, 2020

    Sichuan chile tomato mock chicken

  • dhalstead  on  January 1, 2020

    Miso Honey Ribs #AU

  • EllaL.  on  January 2, 2020

    This green sweet potato curry

  • jezpurr  on  January 2, 2020

    Soy mushroom crispy Chinese eggs!!!^_^

  • LLenhoff  on  January 3, 2020

    I need this for the New Year! I’ll try: Fried tofu and baby bok choy in vegetarian oyster sauce first. Thanks!

  • Tracey11  on  January 4, 2020

    I would first try the Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice.

  • lbguerrant  on  January 5, 2020

    Japanese omlet

  • silversand  on  January 7, 2020

    Addictive crispy seaweed

  • Karla123  on  January 8, 2020

    “Vegan traditional hot and sour soup”…I’m sure to LOVE this spicy vegan version of a classic Asian soup.

  • lpatterson412  on  January 8, 2020

    Spiced mock chicken with snow peas!

  • patioweather  on  January 9, 2020

    Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice

  • Lkitchings  on  January 9, 2020

    Vegan golden spiced turmeric tofu with asparagus, shiitake and chickpea fried rice

  • GregH  on  January 9, 2020

    Tiger shrimps with sweet and sour red onion stir-fry

  • andyszym  on  January 9, 2020

    Shrimp ban mein

  • han24  on  January 10, 2020

    The drunken scallops with samphire sounds super tasty, would love to give it a go

  • Gup  on  January 10, 2020

    Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice

  • RSW  on  January 11, 2020

    Wok-fried ginger soy bok choy with crispy shallots

  • mightymhk  on  January 11, 2020

    Japanese omelet sounds really good

  • oreganoca  on  January 12, 2020

    Tiger shrimps with sweet and sour red onion stir fry

  • dan031082  on  January 12, 2020

    Hoisin duck and strawberry wok-fried crispy wonton ‘tacos’

  • MaggieMaggieMae  on  January 12, 2020

    Wok-fried zucchini with corn and chiles

  • Jesmondgirl  on  January 13, 2020

    Addictive crispy seaweed! I love it.

  • lisa59  on  January 16, 2020

    The Vegan Pho!

  • AshtasticAwesome  on  January 16, 2020

    That black pepper pineapple fried rice looks right up my alley. I’m drooling hahaa

  • vhfvhf  on  January 16, 2020

    Black Pepper Bacon Pineapple Fried Rice

  • brunom  on  January 18, 2020

    Pearly beef balls

  • monasli  on  January 18, 2020

    Thai coconut cod curry and Taiwanese seafood pancake

  • cnsnape  on  January 18, 2020

    Mock Pork congee

  • Shelmar  on  January 18, 2020

    Vegan squash, turnip and carrot broth with cilantro

  • Elve56  on  January 18, 2020

    Tom Yum, hard to choose from the many delicious sounding vegan and vegetarian recipes in the book.

  • erasmus  on  January 18, 2020

    Taiwanese Style Seafood Pancake

  • Nandan  on  January 18, 2020

    Vietnamese-style Golden Tofu Noodle Salad because I LOVE mung bean noodles!

  • HomespunHouse  on  January 18, 2020

    Black pepper bacon pineapple fried rice

  • Shelley.b  on  January 18, 2020

    General Tso’s chicken wings

  • AGrayA  on  January 18, 2020

    Vegan traditional hot and sour soup

  • luccio  on  January 19, 2020

    Mock fish cakes with crisp Chinese vegetables

  • RickiLuvs2Bake  on  January 19, 2020

    Crispy bottom veg dumplings

  • artthecat  on  January 19, 2020

    Tiger shrimps with sweet and sour red onion stir-fry

  • MaineDruid  on  January 19, 2020

    Wok fried ginger miso spinach–put spinach in anything, and I’ll eat it.

  • mabelle  on  January 19, 2020

    Oyster sauce beef and broccolini

  • kitchen_chick  on  January 19, 2020

    Chunky cod laksa

  • virjeania  on  January 20, 2020

    Eggy tomato cabbage ho fun

  • ennsee  on  January 20, 2020

    I’d like to try the Haddock, ginger, and baby bok choy soup first.

  • sheridarby  on  January 21, 2020

    Kung Pao Chicken

  • lgroom  on  January 22, 2020

    STeamed Sichuan hot and sour chicken

  • lisambb  on  January 23, 2020

    Anything spicy. Probably Kung Po Chicken first.

  • Lafauvette  on  January 23, 2020

    saucy mushroom and ginger tofu

  • ktcupcake  on  January 23, 2020

    Pork, kimchi and water chestnut fried rice

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