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Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat, eggs to vegetables. In Wuhan, dumplings may be served at any meal. Crisp, pan-fried dumplings don't have to be loaded with fat. Cooking them in a mix of water and oil makes them crisp on the bottom, tender and juicy inside.

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Easy Fried Rice

Mixed frozen vegetables make this healthy fried rice recipe quick, easy and economical. If you don’t have leftover cooked rice on hand, be sure to thoroughly cool your rice before adding it to the wok—if it’s too warm, it creates too much steam and sticks to the wok. To quickly cool warm rice, spread out on a large baking sheet and refrigerate while you prep the rest of your ingredients, about 15 minutes.

» Easy Fried Rice

Stir-Fried Chinese Broccoli

In this Asian stir-fried vegetable recipe, a touch of sugar is added to balance the bitterness of Chinese broccoli. Serve with Asian-marinated meat and brown rice for a healthy weeknight dinner.

» Stir-Fried Chinese Broccoli

Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein

Skip takeout and make a healthier Chinese lo mein at home that’s packed with vegetables. Make sure you drain your noodles well before adding them, as wet noodles will turn your stir-fry into a soggy mess. For a less spicy option, omit the sriracha hot sauce.

» Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein

Shrimp & Chinese Chive Wonton Soup

This recipe for homemade wontons makes it easy to make a healthy version of the famous Chinese wonton soup at home. Look for wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section of your supermarket near the fresh noodles or tofu and go for the square ones (not round). Leftover wrappers can be wrapped airtight and frozen for up to 1 month.

» Shrimp & Chinese Chive Wonton Soup

Chinese Chive Pancakes

In this traditional Chinese pancake recipe, chives are added for a pretty green hue and savory flavor. Serve as an appetizer with a soy dipping sauce or use like a tortilla for chicken or pork that’s been marinated in ginger and soy sauce. The amount of water needed for the dough will vary depending on the type of flour and the humidity.

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Dan Dan Noodles with Chicken & Baby Bok Choy

In this Asian dan dan peanut noodle recipe, Chinese black vinegar lends authentic flavor to the creamy sauce. If you can’t find baby bok choy, use about 1 pound of mature bok choy sliced into 1- to 2-inch strips. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, such as sriracha, if desired.

» Dan Dan Noodles with Chicken & Baby Bok Choy


Take-out Chinese food from your neighborhood restaurant is certainly quick and easy. But the typical sauces can be sugary-sweet or way too salty, and a lot of options come battered and deep-fried—hardly the most nutritious fare. EatingWell’s healthy Chinese recipes are makeovers of traditional favorites, such as Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice and Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings. Skip the white rice—instant brown rice is quick and more nutritious—and you’ll have a crowd-pleasing meal ready in no time. Don’t forget the chopsticks!

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Healthy Chinese Main Dish Recipes

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Sichuan peppercorns add a touch of floral heat to this...
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A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar...
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This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full...
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Nothing could be easier than this light version of fried...
Velvet chicken is a classic Chinese cooking technique that...
This healthy shrimp-and-cabbage dumpling recipe makes a big...
In a play on Peking duck, rhubarb replaces plums in the...
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In this healthy fried rice recipe, chicken, bok choy and...
In this healthy version of a General Tso’s Chicken recipe,...
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Healthy Chinese Appetizers & Sauce Recipes

In this traditional Chinese pancake recipe, chives are...
Try this salty-sweet hard-boiled egg recipe as a swap for...
Wonton skins can usually be found in the supermarket...
In addition to being a delicious dipping sauce for...
This is a famous dish along the Yangtze, with regional...
Complex and salty, this sauce would complement most any...
People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a...
Once you try this versatile stir-fry sauce it will become a...

Healthy Chinese Sides & Soup Recipes

This recipe for homemade wontons makes it easy to make a...
Mixed frozen vegetables make this healthy fried rice recipe...
In this Asian stir-fried vegetable recipe, a touch of sugar...
Pancetta and the bite of white pepper flavor this healthy...
While sherry vinegar and Dijon may seem like unconventional...
In this healthy Asian stir-fry recipe, the wok is covered...
Garlic and ginger flavor the broth of this egg drop soup.
A favorite Sichuan-style opener becomes a main course with...
Based on the traditional fried northern Chinese scallion...
Distinctive flavors from the cuisine of Sichuan province in...
In this healthy Asian vegetable stir-fry recipe, watercress...

Healthy Chinese Beverages & Dessert Recipes

Very ripe mangoes make this simple Chinese pudding sublime...
This is a popular drink served in homes along the Yangtze...
In China, the creamy lychee fruit is considered good luck....
These ultra-thin, crisp cookies are a snap to make and have...

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