Asian Mix

Cuisine: Chinese

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Serves: 2

Prepare this quick and easy Asian Mix recipe, mainly with some sesame-centric rice crackers as well as wasabi peas. This mix of spices would add a level of zing to the overall taste profile of the dish. So, if you are looking to try a new snack or appetizer option, you can enjoy this immensely. 

  • Crispy cereal squares (rice and corn)
  • XS pretzel twists (fat-free)
  • Sesame rice crackers
  • Wasabi peas
  • Dry-roasted salted peanuts
  • Curry powder
  • Butter (unsalted)
  • Sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Red pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooking spray

Throw together dried crackers and spices for a flavor explosion!

  1. How to make Asian Mix? Begin with preheating your oven to 200°C. 
  2. Prepare your base ingredients in a large bowl and keep them aside. Melt your butter at medium heat in a small saucepan, and stir sugar and all the powders into it. Then, pour this butter mixture on top of the cereal mixture you prepared first. Make sure to coat the cereals evenly. 
  3. Take this mixture from the bowl and spread it properly over a jelly roll pan. Make sure to coat the pan with cooking spray first. Then, you need to bake the preparation at 45°C inside the pre-heated oven. Make sure to cool down the mixture and then serve. 

Chef Tip: You will find dried green peas with wasabi mixture coating at supermarkets. However, this is one of the recipes where you can mix this mixture without affecting the dish. 

Want to serve something delicious to your guests at your next party with little effort? Prepare this interesting dish in a high-grade oven, and focus on the spice-mixing phase. You can ace this recipe on the first try and then keep creating it multiple times. Let us know how you liked it. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• All the ingredients in the Asian mix are ancient delicacies known for their medicinal properties and exotic taste.

• In 2010, archeologists discovered the remains of a woman (who was later referred to as 'Red Lady') buried nearly 18,700 years ago in Cantabria, Spain.

• When the hardened plaque of the Red Lady’s teeth was analysed, scientists found mushroom spores of at least two different types of fungi. This provides enough evidence for the consumption of mushroom around 2000 years ago.

Historical Fact

• All the vegetables in this mix have different histories.

• The Chinese are exclusively known for their cultivation and origin of mycophilia. Even today, certain types of mushroom indicate the status of the person consuming it.

• A Chinese legend has it that the semi-divine cultural hero Shennong was the person behind the discovery of medicinal mushrooms which happened around 5000 years ago.

• Shiitake mushrooms are a great example of a blend of delicacy and medicinal properties. Broccoli is native to the Mediterranean and East Asia for around 2000 years, and Americans have cultivated it only for the last 100 years.

• Broccoli is believed to be the first crop to evolve from kale or cabbage species. The cabbage was cultivated from another wild species called 'brassicas' which had thicker leaves to retain water. Also, in the East, cabbage was domesticated from 4000 BC in North China.

Nutrition Fact

• Mushrooms are low in calories and are packed with fiber and proteins making it an alternate protein source for vegetarian based diets. They also provide essential nutrients like Vitamin B, selenium, potassium, copper and Vitamin D.

• They have antioxidant & prebiotic properties for healthy bacteria in the gut and they support the immune system preventing certain types of cancer.

• By eating cabbage, you are nourishing your body with proteins, fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, folate, manganese, Vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

• Cabbage promotes healthy digestion and eases constipation.

• Consumption of broccoli prevents inflammation, it controls blood sugar levels, supports healthy brain function and prevents mental decline.