Dig into Chinese comfort food with Hsiao-Ching Chou’s new collection of easy-to-make classics. If you’re going to make a stir-fry, why not take it one step further with easy-to-prep stir-fried rice cakes? 

Rice cake is called nian gao, or “sticky cake,” in Mandarin. It’s treated like a pasta and used in soups or stir-fry dishes. Serving rice cake for Chinese New Year is symbolic because the words for “sticky” and “year” are homophones. Serving rice cake represents a wish for many happy new years to come. Look for sliced rice cake in the refrigerated aisle of an Asian market.

Reprinted with permission from Chinese Soul Food