Kitchen Tips

Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner in 30 Minutes

Want dinner on the table in less time than it takes or order takeaway? We’ve rounded up six quick and easy recipes for dinner in 30 minutes flat, from speedy Chinese stir-fries to savoury Korean pancakes and Thai restaurant favourites.

Japanese wasabi yakiniku beef

For a warming, quick and easy dinner that’s perfect for the cooler weather, whip up this Japanese wasabi yakiniku beef, served over steamed rice with a simple garnish of spring onions and sesame seeds.

Japanese Wasabi Yakiniku Beef on Rice Recipe

Thai crab fried rice

Elevate fried rice to main meal status with this satisfying Thai-style crab fried rice. The delicate flavours of the crab meat are enhanced by fish sauce, garlic, spring onion and a squeeze of lime.

Crab Fried Rice

Honey-soy beef stir-fry with cracked black pepper

Strike a balance between sweet and savoury with this easy Chinese beef stir-fry, which combines a ready-made honey and soy marinade with tender beef strips, udon noodles and a sprinkling of cracked black pepper.

Honey Soy Beef Stir Fry recipe

Pajeon (seafood and spring onion pancake)

Want dinner on the table in under 15 minutes? We’ve got you covered with this easy, speedy Korean seafood and spring onion pancake. To make a vegetarian option, simply swap the seafood for a handful of mushrooms and kimchi.

Korean Pajeon Recipe

Red curry with prawns and pineapple

Want curry in a hurry? This aromatic Thai red curry with prawns and pineapple will be on the table in less time than it takes to pick up takeaway.

Thai Red Curry with Prawns and Pineapple Recipe

Doenjang jjigae (Korean hotpot)

For a 30-minute dinner that will warm you to your core, whip up a batch of hearty Korean doenjang jjigae. This authentic soybean hotpot is brimming with virtuous vegetables, making it ideal in the lead-up to winter.

doenjang jiggae

To save even more time in the kitchen, read our 5 quick cooking shortcuts or try 5 quick and easy Thai noodle recipes.

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