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Better Than Chinese Takeout Recipes (Slide 7)

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Nothing could be easier than this light version of fried rice. We've used instant brown rice, but if you have leftover cold rice or can pick some up at a Chinese restaurant on the way home, use that instead and skip Step 1.

Recipe: Vegetable Fried Rice

 
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Pork Chop Suey

Pork Chop Suey

Chop suey is often made with bamboo shoots and water chestnuts—add them to this recipe if you wish…View slide
Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice

Sweet & Sour Chicken with B…

In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese takeout, you can make this much healthier ve…View slide
Szechuan Braised Meatballs

Szechuan Braised Meatballs

We braise these spicy beef meatballs and Chinese cabbage in a bit of beef broth. Make it a meal: Lad…View slide
Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao Tofu

Tofu and lots of fresh vegetables are stir-fried in just a bit of oil in this traditional Chinese di…View slide
Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps

Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce…

Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining. Ma…View slide
Brothy Chinese Noodles

Brothy Chinese Noodles

This dish was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles—ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use…View slide
Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Nothing could be easier than this light version of fried rice. We've used instant brown rice, but if…View slide
Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts

Sichuan-Style Chicken with …

The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularl…View slide
Spicy Beef with Shrimp & Bok Choy

Spicy Beef with Shrimp & Bo…

Oyster sauce and rice wine give this speedy stir-fry a rich flavor that balances the clean, sweet cr…View slide
Salt & Pepper Prawns

Salt & Pepper Prawns

Spice-crusted stir-fried shrimp top a cool, crisp Asian-style slaw for an easy supper. Many traditio…View slide
Sweet & Sour Tofu

Sweet & Sour Tofu

This Chinese-restaurant standard is a simple dish to prepare at home. If you like, add a pinch of cr…View slide
Chinese Pork & Vegetable Hot Pot

Chinese Pork & Vegetable Ho…

The richly flavored red braises characteristic of Chinese cooking make warming winter meals that can…View slide
Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Tofu & Broccoli Stir-Fry

We like broccoli best in this tofu stir-fry, but any mixture of vegetables you have on hand will wor…View slide
Sichuan-Style Shrimp

Sichuan-Style Shrimp

Chinese cooks typically stir-fry shrimp in their shells for a more flavorful dish. You can do the sa…View slide
Elise's Sesame Noodles

Elise's Sesame Noodles

Whole-wheat pasta bolsters fiber and nutrients in this popular Asian noodle salad. The recipe is fro…View slide
Moo Shu Vegetables

Moo Shu Vegetables

This vegetarian version of the classic Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables t…View slide
Chinese Braised Mushrooms & Tofu

Chinese Braised Mushrooms &…

Ma Po Tofu, a classic dish from the Sichuan province of China, inspired this recipe. The original is…View slide
Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat,…View slide
Vegetarian Hot Pot

Vegetarian Hot Pot

Quick to prepare, this Asian-style noodle soup has all the makings of a one-pot meal. To punch up th…View slide
Red-Cooked Tofu with Mushrooms

Red-Cooked Tofu with Mushrooms

“Red-cooking” is a traditional Chinese braising technique, using soy sauce, that turns the food …View slide
Baked Egg Foo Yong

Baked Egg Foo Yong

Egg foo yong is a Chinese omelet filled with vegetables, bean sprouts and sometimes meat. Our vegeta…View slide
Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

This healthy shrimp fried rice recipe is packed with vegetables and makes 4 generous servings, so yo…View slide
Shrimp Dumplings

Shrimp Dumplings

This healthy shrimp-and-cabbage dumpling recipe makes a big batch, so you can eat some for dinner an…View slide
Turkey Ma Po Tofu

Turkey Ma Po Tofu

Ma Po Tofu is a traditional Chinese recipe usually made with ground pork. This delicious, healthy ve…View slide
General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken

In this healthy version of a General Tso’s Chicken recipe, we cut the fat and sodium in half from …View slide

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