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Easy Chinese Recipes You Can Make at Home

There's no need for takeout when you can create these tasty dishes in your own kitchen

4. Fried Rice with Oyster Mushrooms, Snow Peas and Black Sesame Seeds

by Marie Simmons

Much more gourmet than the special fried rice you may know from takeout joints, this recipe incorporates sautéed Chinese vegetables and fresh ginger. It's delicious as a side dish; alternatively, add leftover cooked chicken or fish to make it a main course.

Per serving: 263 calories, 1g saturated fat, 43g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 7g protein, 49mg sodium

5. Sweet-and-Sour Pork

by Nancie McDermott

This isn't a low-sodium recipe — so if that's a concern, consider omitting the teaspoon of salt. It is, however, a delicious dish that you can serve with a whole grain such as couscous, quinoa or barley.

Per serving: 284 calories, 3g saturated fat, 18g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 13g protein, 1,070mg sodium

6. Chinese Chicken Salad

by Joey Altman

This light and satisfying meal includes chicken breast, cilantro and Napa cabbage, dressed in a tangy combination of fresh ginger, sesame and peanut oils, and a hint of chili. There's some slicing and chopping to do, but otherwise it's an easy dish to pull together.

Per serving: 293 calories, 3g saturated fat, 12g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 14g protein, 297mg sodium

7. Stir-Fried Ginger Shrimp with Snow Peas

by Diane Rossen Worthington

Shrimp are perfect for stir-frying: They cook quickly and absorb flavors deliciously. Lots of ginger and crunchy snow peas finish this dish, which should be served over steamed rice.

Per serving: 281 calories, 2g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 33g protein, 674mg sodium

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