How to cook fried rice, pasta and other simple dishes at home

Wan Munirah

Published: 24 April 2020, 12:13 AM

Impress your family at home by following these cooking videos.

Since the start of the circuit breaker period, I have been ordering food for my family a few times a week. While nothing beats the convenience of having hot meals delivered to your door, I am starting to run out of options (and money).

If you’re looking for recipes that won’t break the bank or your mum’s kitchen, here’s a list of simple cooking videos for fried rice, pasta and sandwiches that only require seven ingredients or less.

1. Five-minute easy egg fried rice

This well-loved dish will definitely draw your family’s attention towards the kitchen. While you’re at it, you could ask them to help you with the dishes too.

If you need something moreish, add extra vegetables and protein for extra bite.

Get the full recipe here.

2. Five-ingredient Spaghetti Aglio E Olio $ $

2. Five-ingredient Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Pasta seems to be everyone’s go-to dish, thanks to its versatility.

Irish YouTuber Donal Skehan’s recipe for Spaghetti Aglio E Olio, which means spaghetti with garlic and olive oil, is a good starting point for home cooks making their debut in the kitchen.

3. Bolognese

Known for his cooking videos with witty captions, local Instagrammer Hamzi Arif recently shared a bolognese recipe that “encapsulates home and heartiness”.


The six-minute video shows you how to cook the bolognese sauce from scratch and tips on plating your pasta.


Watch Hamzi’s cooking video here, or check out his Instagram highlights for more recipes.

4. Japanese Egg Salad sandwich

This sandwich reminds me of the egg mayo sandwiches I used to grab at convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Cheers for a quick breakfast.

Although it takes more than just boiling eggs and mashing them, follow through this detailed recipe to achieve the beautiful consistency of the creamy egg filling featured in the video.

5. Kimchi fried rice

This is another easy fried rice recipe you can whip up that only requires up to seven ingredients, excluding optional condiments like garnishes (sesame seeds and crumbled seaweed sheets) and a fried egg.

Created by Australian-Malaysian chef Adam Liaw, the recipe might help you satiate your cravings for Korean food as you binge-watch your Korean dramas.

6. Creamy shrimp rose pasta

Here’s one for intermediate home cooks: London-based Korean YouTuber Gabie Kook shared a simple one-pan pasta that looks too good to eat. You might also find it comforting to cook along to Gabie’s soothing narrating voice.

Check out her channel for other scrumptious one-pan pasta recipes.

7. *Bonus* Café-styled drinks

Bubble tea might be taking a break from our lives and diets at the moment, but I’m pretty sure we can cope with this temporary loss.

Check out this video compilation for more café-styled drinks you can whip at home beyond Dalgona coffee.

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