This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
It can be hard for young kids to engage and learn about other cultures. I think that my kid’s school does a nice job of teaching a little bit about other cultures, but I try to reinforce it at home as well. With the upcoming international games and the Chinese New Year, it is the perfect time to introduce a little culture into your little one’s diets.
I love Asian food. I have loved Asian food since I was a little girl and my parents took me to a little Chinese restaurant by our house that was run by a husband and wife family who immigrated to the U.S. from China. My family enjoyed this restaurant for over 35 years until they closed their doors not too long ago.
We have learned how to make a couple of our favorite dishes, but I have never been able to replicate the fried rice recipe.
Now I live 2000 miles away and have tried other restaurants looking for a rice that is on par with what I used to enjoy. So far I haven’t been able to find anything. Until I found Ling Ling Fried Rice.
You won’t believe this, but I actually found Ling Ling Fried Rice in the frozen section of my local grocery store. I was looking for some Asian Dumplings to make for the kids and I found Fried Rice, Noodles, and Potstickers available in dinner sized portions. It was the perfect way to introduce some Asian flavors to my kids.
Ling Ling offers five different varieties of Ling Ling Fried based on pure and authentic Asian inspired recipes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.
- Yakitori Chicken
- Yakiniku Beef
- Thai-Style Chicken
- Chinese-Style Vegetable
- Bibimbap Beef
I have tried most of these varieties and have been impressed with all of them. So far my favorite has been the Bibimbap Beef.
For a recent meal for my family, I paired our Bibimbap Beef fried rice with some Ling Ling Asian style Dumplings and a homemade Asian Style Sesame Salad.
This salad is full of healthy vegetables and is delicious when paired with a sesame dressing. You can make this while your rice is cooking on the stovetop, and while your dumplings are in the microwave and it will all be ready at the same time.
With the addition of the salad, you have a nicely balanced meal perfect to celebrate Chinese New Year. Every bite of Ling Ling foods transports you directly to Asia. Ling Ling traveled the continent to collect recipes from China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand, so can you experience the best of each region. To find a store that carries Ling Ling Asian Foods check out the store locator.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Asian Style Sesame Salad Recipe
- For Salad
- 3 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
- 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
- 1 scallion top green part sliced
- 1 small cucumber seeded and sliced
- 1 cup chow mein noodles
- 1 /4 teaspoon sesame seeds
- For Dressing
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Add all salad ingredients (except seeds) into a medium-sized mixing bowl and toss.
- In a small dish combine all dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Toss salad with salad dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- serve and enjoy!